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and fnancing candidates. Te governor
demanded that particular “reform” back
when Lisa Madigan, the daughter of the
state party chair, was widely believed to
be gearing up to run against Quinn.
But the other day Quinn refused
to join Hynes’ request that the Cook
County Democratic Central Committee
avoid slating statewide candidates. Afer
delivering a long, rambling response that
didn’t even come close to answering the
question, Quinn
was pressed again
on the issue and
said: “What they
do is up to them.”
During the slating
meeting, Quinn
reportedly asked
for the party’s
endorsement.
So now that
he’s in a position of power and has the
advantage of incumbency, Quinn appears
to be beginning to understand that he
needs to use whatever leverage he can to
achieve a win. At least, he demonstrated
it on this issue.
Te Cook County thing might have
been a cynical move, and it might not
have even been the “right” thing to do,
but what some reformer candidates will
never understand is that you can’t govern
if you don’t win. Quinn has too ofen
been one of “those” candidates. He could
get clobbered in the 2010 general election
with that sort of attitude.
So yes, Hynes could defnitely harm
Quinn and the Democratic chances next
year with the upcoming primary battle.
Ominously, Hynes’ campaign press
releases to date have ofen attempted to
tie Quinn to Blagojevich.
As any loyal party member should do,
Hynes ought to think long and hard about
how far he can go before he damages his
own side, no matter the outcome. Te last
two Republican gubernatorial primaries
were so nasty and divisive that they
contributed signifcantly to the party’s
general-election losses. And the last time
an incumbent Democratic governor lost
a primary, in 1976, the Republicans won
the governor’s mansion and held on to
power for 26 years.
On balance, though, I think Quinn
probably needs this primary race. It’ll
give us all a chance to see what he’s really
made of.
Rich Miller also publishes Capitol
Fax (a daily political newsletter) and
TeCapitolFaxBlog.com.
by Rich Miller
T
here’s been quite a bit of private
grumbling by Democratic county-
party chairs and other party
leaders about Comptroller Dan Hynes’
decision to run in the February primary
against Governor Pat Quinn.
Tey worry that Hynes will
unnecessarily divide the party yet again
and serve as a constant reminder to
voters that Quinn was Rod Blagojevich’s
mostly silent lieutenant governor for six
years. Hynes’ bid,
they fret, will only
help the Republican
Party.
Tat may very
well be true. If
Hynes loses the
primary afer
spending millions
of dollars tying Rod
Blagojevich around
Pat Quinn’s neck, then Quinn could be
served up on a platter in the general
election. Te best thing the Republicans
have going for them right now in this
Democratic state is Rod Blagojevich’s
ignominious legacy, so any help they can
get from the Democratic Party would be
eagerly welcomed.
But a tough primary race could also
turn out to be a good thing for Quinn.
Quinn has never won a top-tier race.
He lost a general election to George Ryan
for secretary of state in 1994. Two years
later, Quinn lost a Democratic primary to
Dick Durbin for U.S. Senate.
History shows that Pat Quinn’s
campaign skills and instincts are
questionable, at best. Nobody really
knows if he has what it takes deep down
inside to win the big one. A hot primary
race will provide an opportunity to test
Quinn’s ability to hold of the Republicans
next fall. If he loses to Hynes in February,
he probably wouldn’t have won in
November, either. If he decisively defeats
Hynes in February, he may settle some
nervous Democratic stomachs.
Quinn is getting better at the game. He
hired a top-notch fundraiser in David
Rosen, who helped the campaign rake
in more than $300,000 in June alone.
(Trouble is, Quinn has yet to settle on the
rest of his senior campaign team, even
though the election is now kicking into a
much higher gear.)
Quinn has always railed against party
slate-making, particularly in Cook
County. One of Quinn’s demands during
negotiations over the campaign-fnance-
reform bill was a provision to prevent the
Democratic Party of Illinois from slating
Quinn Needs Primary
Race to Test Himself
History shows that
Pat Quinn’s campaign
skills and instincts are
questionable, at best.
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a centralized online community calendar, with
individual organizations responsible for plugging
in their events. A director will be the point of
contact for all arts and cultural organizations, and
will undertake outreach and fundraising. Taylor
also said the center will have a 14-person advisory
committee.
Te center is modeled afer the Cedar Rapids-
based Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance, in
particular its Web site (CulturalCorridor.org)
and community calendar. Te alliance has 150
members, and its site gets roughly a million hits
per month. Executive Director Joe Jennison
– who attended the Quad Cities meeting – said
in an interview that his organization has roughly
the same budget as has been proposed for the
Cultural Marketing Resource Center. He said
his job is to be the face of and advocate for arts
and culture in the community. Jennison’s way of
promoting himself as the go-to guy for arts and
culture is what attracted Taylor to the concept.
At the August 26 meeting, participants also
discussed advertising outside of the Quad Cities,
including in major metropolitan areas such as
Chicago, Kansas City, and Minneapolis. Kim
Findlay of the Putnam Museum & IMAX Teatre
said she has met many families who fnd that the
Quad Cities ofer as much as many big cities, but
with easier parking.
Susan Skora, CEO of Community Foundation
of the Great River Bend, attended the meeting
to see if the new cultural center was a good
candidate for grant funding. Te foundation
gave approximately $4 million in grants and
scholarships last year, and Skora said she liked
the meeting’s outcome and would welcome
an application. “I support collaboration, and I
support a creative way of doing things,” she said.
From institutions such as Quad City Arts
and the Putnam Museum & IMAX Teatre to
festivals such as Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz
Festival to smaller heritage groups such as the
Scottish-American Society of the Quad Cities,
those at the meeting emphasized that the Cultural
Marketing Resource Center is needed to help the
organizations speak with one voice.
Sheila Craig, a founding member of the
Scottish-American Society, said that while
institutions such as the Figge Art Museum have
the money to advertise, smaller cultural or
heritage societies don’t have the budget. She said
this center can provide resources to help smaller
organizations.
R
epresentatives from roughly 60 arts,
culture, heritage, and festival organizations
on August 26 agreed to create what’s
tentatively being called the Cultural Marketing
Resource Center to facilitate coordinated
marketing for Quad Cities attractions and events.
Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau
President and CEO Joe Taylor will apply for
grants to jump-start the program, with a goal
of opening the center by the beginning of 2010.
Taylor said that if enough money isn’t raised by
November, the opening will be delayed. He added
that the center could be funded for two years –
including the salary of a director dedicated to arts
and culture events – for $150,000. Other sources
of revenue discussed at Wednesday’s meeting
were hotel/motel taxes, membership fees, and
contributions from private and public sources.
A 2004 study commissioned by the Quad
Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau suggested
the Cultural Marketing Resource Center. (See
“Can Arts and Culture Put Heads in Beds?”, River
Cities’ Reader Issue 496, September 29-October
5, 2004.) But Taylor said the idea didn’t gain
traction because cultural organizations didn’t see
a pressing need.
Tat’s changed, he said. Ticket sales and
sponsorships have decreased with the sluggish
economy, and “judging by the size of the turnout
[on Wednesday], these organizations are looking
for an extra boost – in audience development,
resources, advocacy,” he said.
Taylor said the local economy will beneft in
the long run by using the center to bring in more
visitors.
Similar eforts, such as the Midwest Arts Mecca
in 2001, lacked the infrastructure that Taylor said
the Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) can
provide. Although his organization was unable
to lead the efort fve years ago, now “the CVB
has stepped up to ‘drive the bus,’” Taylor said in
an e-mail. And while the Quad City Presenters
is a coalition of more than 40 arts and cultural
organizations, it’s not comprehensive.
“Everyone’s been so busy keeping the lights on
in their individual organizations, it’s been difcult
collaborating,” Taylor said.
Te Cultural Marketing Resource Center will
be housed in CVB ofces at the newly renovated
Union Station in downtown Davenport, providing
a place for residents and visitors to learn about
arts and culture events and attractions in the
Quad Cities. Another element of the initiative is
CVB Moves Forward with Cultural
Marketing Resource Center
by Megan Stephenson
mkstephenson@gmail.com
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tourism marketing are funded diferently – the
former through public and private contributions,
and the latter through hotel/motel taxes.
And, in fairness to the people behind Quad
Cities First, Taylor said cultural organizations
have a lot of work to do. When I asked him
whether the Quad Cities’ economic-development
structures paid enough attention to the arts, he
quickly replied: “Ask the arts community as well:
Have they paid enough attention to economic
development? ... Te arts groups need to realize
that they need to be marketing. Tey need to
be involved in economic development. If the
arts groups are only marketing locally ... they’re
probably not being part of economic development
as much as they ... need to be.”
For example, Taylor said, the Putnam Museum
is planning an aviation exhibit in July 2010. “Why
don’t they start in June and partner with the
[Quad City] Air Show, and talk to Bruce Carter at
the airport?” he suggested. “Tat’s what I need the
arts community doing. I need the arts community
producing packages that the bureau or whoever
can then take out into the marketplace.”
Taylor also said arts and cultural organizations
need to be proactive in terms of cooperation:
“I see the day coming when funders in the
community will say to the arts organizations the
same thing that they’re saying to the economic-
development organizations now: We want
regionalism, we don’t want you duplicating, we
want you working together, we want you thinking
things through if you want to keep getting our
funds. Tat’s the wake-up call that I think may be
coming ... . We should have a plan to avoid that
happening.”
Taylor last week re-started a discussion
about cooperation among arts groups with a
“community arts marketing discussion.” (See
article on page 6.)
So while Quad Cities First fnds its feet and
Taylor tries to get arts organizations to work more
closely with each other, this merger is a fantasy,
an idea to explore. Maybe, in fve or 10 years,
truly coordinated Quad Cities marketing can be
discussed as a proposal rather than a concept.
As Taylor noted, things move slowly in the
Quad Cities. Te community arts marketing
discussion resurrects an idea from fve years ago.
Te vague threat to de-fund the Development
Group was issued three years ago. “We were
talking about wayfnding for 10 or 12 years,”
Taylor said. “Sometimes in the Quad Cities it
takes that long.”
Artifcial Separation
Te business community isn’t oblivious to
the importance of arts and culture to economic
development; it’s just been preoccupied.
As Steven Bahls, the president of Augustana
College and the chair of the Illinois Quad
City Chamber of Commerce, said in a recent
interview: “Te cultural marketing is an
A
t the public unveiling in July of Quad
Cities First – the chamber-of-commerce-
controlled replacement for the Quad City
Development Group – I ran into Sean O’Harrow,
the executive director of the Figge Art Museum.
His presence was a bit of a surprise, given
that arts and culture are too rarely mentioned
in the same breath as economic development in
the Quad Cities. (Tey weren’t mentioned at the
debut of Quad Cities First.)
Tere’s a reason for that: Te establishment’s
conception of “economic development” is
usually limited to luring employers to our
community to create jobs (or at least move them
from somewhere else). And the discussion is
typically restricted to issues such as tax climate,
transportation infrastructure, direct incentives,
and workforce.
Yet, as O’Harrow pointed out, a community’s
culture is essential to attracting people – be
they CEOs, workers, or tourists. And he and I
wondered whether cultural marketing had been
given any consideration as DavenportOne and
the Illinois Quad City Chamber of Commerce
took control of external economic-development
marketing through Quad Cities First.
Te answer, to the surprise of nobody: not
really.
Tat oversight can’t be corrected, so let’s move
into third-rail territory and suggest something
truly radical: the long-term goal of a merger
of Quad Cities First with the Quad Cities
Convention & Visitors Bureau, creating genuinely
unifed external marketing with a holistic view of
the area – not just business opportunities, but life.
“We are one and the same,” said Quad Cities
Convention & Visitors Bureau President and
CEO Joe Taylor. Asked whether these two types
of marketing should be separate in the long run,
Taylor was unequivocal: “No, I don’t think they
should be. Tourism is economic development,
and economic development is tourism. ... I think
a single message from the Quad Cities and a
brand ... would be highly benefcial.”
But “structurally, we’ve established some
diferences between economic-development
structures and tourism structure,” he said.
(Taylor was not advocating for a merger; he
was responding to specifc questions about
whether “economic development” and “cultural”
marketing were fundamentally diferent.)
Admittedly, there are plenty of logistical and
territorial barriers that would prevent such a
massive reorganization of community-advocacy
assets. Dismantling the Quad City Development
Group to build Quad Cities First was a huge
task, and it’s indicative of the sensitivity and
possessiveness involved that the Bettendorf
Chamber of Commerce agreed to “endorse” the
new concept but not to be swallowed by the newly
created Iowa Quad City Chamber of Commerce.
So throwing the Quad Cities Convention &
Visitors Bureau on top of that was not going to
happen.
Furthermore, economic-development and
A Modest Proposal: Merge Quad Cities
First and the Convention & Visitors Bureau
by Jef Ignatius
jef@rcreader.com
Continued On Page 31
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Union Leader Calls for
Political Shake-Up to Get
Labor Bills Passed
Ken Sagar, president of the Iowa Federation
of Labor, called for a political shake-up during
his opening statement for this year’s AFL-CIO
convention at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, saying
the union must support not just Democrats, but
candidates who share the union’s priorities.
“Too many members have come to believe
that we’re simply an extension of the Democratic
Party,” Sagar told fellow union members. “Tat
we’re just an ATM for the Democratic Party. Tat
we’re labor ready for the Democratic Party. Tose
days are gone.”
Sagar said the union has tried to protect
incumbent candidates by not bringing up issues
such as “fair share,” prevailing wage, choice of
doctor, and collective bargaining because they
“didn’t want to paint a target on them.” But he said
the union must instead be more aggressive with
its legislative priorities, insisting that its issues
shouldn’t take a back seat.
“We set back in a defensive position for far too
long,” Sagar said. “Somebody once said the best
defense is a good ofense, and we are going on the
ofense. We are going to make sure that workers
in this state have a strong voice.”
Representative Bruce Hunter (D-Des Moines),
a key advocate of the labor-backed bills, conceded
at the convention that he doesn’t expect any of
the labor movement’s main legislative issues to be
passed in the Iowa legislature next year.
“I’m probably going to be realistically
pessimistic, I guess, and no, I don’t see those
issues getting passed this year unfortunately,”
Hunter said.
But Hunter said he thinks next year’s elections
and an efort to make politicians aware that the
union will turn to other candidates if they don’t
support those issues will result in future progress.
“With that not only threat but actuality, I think
those issues will get passed in the next couple
years,” he said.
For an expanded version of this article, visit
RiverCitiesReader.com.
Tis weekly summary comes from IowaPolitics.com,
an online government and politics news service.
IowaPolitics.com staf contributed to this report.
by Lynn Campbell, IowaPolitics.com
T
he Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission
will not promote a new casino in Polk
County – or anywhere else – but will
move forward with plans to hear proposals from
fve other counties whose voters have approved
new gaming facilities, commission members said
Tursday.
“We owe it to those fve counties to give them
the best shot and the best look and that’s how
we will proceed,” said Commission Chair Greg
Seyfer at a meeting at the Riverside Casino &
Golf Resort.
Commissioner Kate Cutler added that it’s not
the board’s role to encourage communities to
apply for new gaming licenses. “We’re not going
to promote additional applications,” she said.
“Tat issue should be put to rest.”
Te fve-member board is seeking to quell
a furor that arose earlier this month when
Peninsula Gaming and Wild Rose Entertainment
announced they were both interested in opening
a second casino in the Des Moines area. Polk
County already has Prairie Meadows Racetrack
& Casino in Altoona.
Michael Galloway of the Prairie Meadows
Board of Directors said he does not believe
the board is in favor of a second casino in Polk
County.
“I think it’s been a consensus of this board,
from the members I’ve talked to, as well as the
executive committee, that we as a board are
not interested in exploring further gaming,”
Galloway said.
Some Iowans feared Polk County might
jump ahead of fve other communities that have
been waiting to apply for new casino licenses.
Tese communities – Fort Dodge, Ottumwa,
Lyon County, Tama County, and Franklin
County – have until November 9 to submit their
applications to the commission. Te deadline was
extended from October 1 to give the groups more
time to develop their fnancial plans, Seyfer said.
Steve Daniel, a Fort Dodge businessman
working to bring a casino to his town, said he
was glad to hear the commission’s comments:
“Tey did exactly what they should have. Tere
needs to be a level playing feld to present the
proposals.”
Daniel said he welcomes the extra fve weeks
to prepare the Fort Dodge application. “In the
fnancial climate of a couple of years ago, it was
easy, but now it’s a little more difcult,” he said
afer the meeting.
Gaming Commission Won’t Push
for Second Polk County Casino
Chuck Grassley
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economical electric lead
of “Typecast” to heartfelt
ballads, and it gives Landers
plenty of opportunity to
explore. When the palette
grows, the arrangements are
full but clean, and Landers
peppers the songs with plenty
of surprises. Yet the overall
vibe is drawn from a core of
songs dominated by piano,
acoustic guitar, and voice.
Even the weaker tracks
have their bright spots. “Iowa
Song” extols the green spaces
of the Midwest and never gets
beyond the pastoral clichés,
but it has one indelible image,
capturing a certain essential
torpor of our region: “neon
signs burning at a slower
pace.”
“Preacher Man” fnds more
truth, with its singer “writing
music for a small world, and
this half-pint, mid-size town.”
Tat might sound dismissive,
but when Landers wraps his voice around
those words, they’re flled with afection.
For more information on Andrew Landers,
visit AndrewLandersProject.com or
MySpace.com/andrewlandersproject.
His August CD-release show at the Redstone
Room can be watched at LiveStream.com/
TeAlp.
played melody of “Man in the Moon,” the
soulful vocals of the earnest “Bittersweet”
as it segues into gospel and still fnds
room for a lovely instrumental break,
or the whimsical horn interludes of the
ofandedly witty “Superhero,” which
imagines Justice League politics and creates
a hybrid of Superman and Jesus: “Tat way
I could save people twice. / Tat would be
swell.”
Landers is up-front about his Christianity
on Beautiful Depravity, but it’s not a
sheltered spirituality. On “Lowercase
Prophet,” he sings: “I’d rather laugh with the
sinners / Cry with the poor / Tan fght with
the born-again. / Teir beautiful stained-
glass windows / Seem to only see in.”
His ambivalence and openness are
magnetic. Tese songs are grounded in
rock-solid faith, but they’re drawn to
weakness, shadow, frailty, and nuance:
“Really interested in grace to come about
/ ’Cause I love Jesus / Just some of his
followers / Tey wear me out.”
And Landers is strong enough – as a
writer, singer, player, and arranger – that
even people who don’t like “church-y”
music will likely fnd much to appreciate
here. Te record is long, but it has a
confdent breadth, from the sharp and
A
ndrew Landers’
online biography
states that the
guitarist, singer, and
songwriter is “unafraid of
complicated topics and
looks beyond the easy
sentiment.”
So the lead track on
Beautiful Depravity
is titled “Not in My
Backyard” and faults
folks for keeping a safe
distance whenever
possible from the horrors
of the world: “You might
fall into / Someone else’s
bad day / ‘Sorry I can’t
stay.’” And in the rush of
a verse, he sings: “Tell me
again / What would Jesus
do? / In fact, what will
you do?”
It’s a risky directness,
and the most
confrontational track on
the whole record. But it’s
sweet medicine – propulsive, funky folk led
by Landers’ detailed acoustic guitar and a
bright piano – and it’s nearly impossible to
begrudge the man’s preaching. Crucially,
the lyrics don’t exclude their singer, and in
the brief liner notes, Landers writes: “Tese
songs refect both who I am and what I
want to become.”
Tat humility is evident in these 17
songs. On “Lowercase Prophet,” for
example, the narrator is honest and weary:
“Laying here staring at the ceiling / So tired
I’m awake / Trying to unravel my latest
mistake.”
And when he’s not trying to make us all
better people, he’s an observant songwriter,
and those two traits sometimes intermingle.
“Terminal B” takes in the humanity at an
airport – the act of watching individual
people makes them matter – and Landers
eschews a songwriter’s typical omniscience
but understands the importance of
specifcity: “Te intercom lady she’s crazy
/ I can’t understand a thing / I bet she used
to work the drive-through at McDonald’s or
Wendy’s or maybe it was Burger King.”
Each song on the generous Beautiful
Depravity has something to ofer, whether
it’s the vulnerable falsetto and delicately
Andrew Landers Project, Beautiful Depravity
Uppercase Talent
Correction
In a sidebar to the article “Apples
and Oranges: Comparing the Costs,
Benefts, and Convenience of
Organic and Local Produce” (River
Cities’ Reader Issue 733, August 19-
September 1, 2009), we omitted Main
Street Market from the list of local
farmers’ markets:
Main Street Market (EastMoline.
com/farmersmarket.cfm)
April 30-October 29
Thursdays 2-6 p.m.
15th Avenue and Seventh Street, East
Moline
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Openings & Gallery Events
WalkingTour: DowntownDavenport Architecture, on
Saturdays; a walking tour to study the architecture of various
buildings; free with museumadmission; for information, call
563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225W2nd St, Davenport, IA,
http://fggeart.org, 10:30amthruSat Sep26.
Art Noir Anti-Social, on the frst Saturday of the month; chat
with members, tour the galleries, and enjoy discussions of art,
music, and culture (and drinks); for information, e-mail artnoir@
desmoinesartcenter.org, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave.,
Des Moines, IA, http://www.desmoinesartcenterl.org/, 12pmthru
Sat, Dec 5.
Grant WoodStudioandVisitor Center Tours, guided tours
of the artist’s home, studio, and most famous works, Fridays
thru Sundays; for information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids
Museumof Art, 410Third Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.
org, 12pmthruSunDec 27.
Des Moines Art Center GuidedTours, please schedule three
weeks in advance; $2/person, $20 minimum; student tours free;
for information, call 515-557-6109, Des Moines Art Center, 4700
Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, http://www.desmoinesartcenter.org,
thruThuDec 31.
Thursdays at the Figge, weekly programand activities
introducing the community to a variety of works and artists,
with short, informal gallery talks and newartists featured every
week; bar open 5-7pm, tapas served in the Arts Cafe from5-7pm;
$10-$12 tapas fee; for information, call 563-326-7876, Figge Art
Museum, 225W2nd St, Davenport, IA, http://fggeart.org, 5pm
thruThuDec 31.
OpeningReceptionfor DonHeggen- Carol Boehl
Steinmetz - Brent Langley - Tricia Coulson, watercolors by
Heggen, Boehl Steinmetz, and Langley, sculpture by Coulson; for
information, call 309-793-1213, Quad City Arts Center, 1715 2nd
Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://www.quadcityarts.com, 7pmFri Sep4.
Tara DonovanExhibit Drop-InTour, sculpture and
installation artist; for information, call 515-277-4405, Des Moines
Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, http://www.
desmoinesartcenter.org/, 11:30amSat Sep5andSat Sep12.
Mississippi River Summer PhotoContest Reception,
featuring the winning photos in categories of wildlife, recreation,
and landscape, in professional and amateur divisions; for
information, call 815-259-3628, Thomson Causeway, ofIllinois 84,
Thomson, IL, 2pmSunSep6.
ConversationonArt: JenMergel onTara Donovan, Jen
Mergel, associate curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art/
Boston speaks about Tara Donovan’s sculptures at the Des Moines
Art Center; free admission, reservations required; for tickets, visit
IowaTIX.comor call 515-277-3727 beginning August 17., Des
Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, http://www.
desmoinesartcenter.org, 6:30pmWedSep9.
Conversations onArt: JenMergel onTara Donovan,
discussion on the works of sculpture and installation artist; for
information, call 515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand
Ave., Des Moines, IA, http://www.desmoinesartcenter.org/, 6:30pm
WedSep9.
Artist Receptionfor MarkMess andJohnSpiteri,
photography by Mess, ceramics by Spiteri; for information, visit
MidCoast.org, MidCoast GalleryWest, 2nd Ave &16 1/2 St, Rock
Island, IL, 7pmFri Sep11.
Receptionfor“DetainedinPurgatory”, works by Margaret
Stratton; for information, call 563-209-1287, Catich Gallery, St.
Ambrose University, Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/catich,
5pmFri Sep11.
Creative Connections - Artists inAction: KathrynHagy,
Photography, learn about the art professor’s artistic process; for
information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museumof Art, 410
Third Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, 10:30amSat
Sep12.
smARTFamilyWeekendSecondSaturday, “Drawing in
the Galleries”of the Des Moines Art Center; for information visit
DesMoinesArtCenter.org., Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave.,
Des Moines, IA, http://www.desmoinesartcenter.org, 10:15amSat
Sep12.
Beaux Arts Fair, bi-annual art festival featuring dozens of
artisans displaying and selling their works, live music, children’s
activities, a food court, and more; free; for information, call 563-
386-1724 or 563-340-7977, Figge Art Museum, 225W2nd St,
Davenport, IA, http://www.beauxartsfair.com, 10amSat Sep12
thruSunSep13.
smARTFamilyWeekendSecondSunday, “Flourishing
Flowers”at the Des Moines Art Center; for information visit
DesMoinesArtCenter.org., Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand
Ave., Des Moines, IA, http://www.desmoinesartcenter.org, 1pm
SunSep13.
Fabulous Art Fridays, a variety of oil, acrylic, and mixed-
media pieces; photography; jewelry; fabric designs; the opening
reception for featured fall artists Kara Fedje and Nicole Cisne
Durbin; for information, call 563-271-9740 or e-mail sarah@
robbdesigns.com, Black Canvas Studio &Gallery, 822 1/2 15th Ave.,
East Moline, IL, 7pmFri Sep18.
OpeningReceptionfor Kara Fedje andNicole Cisne Durbin,
as part of the Fabulous Art Fridays event; for information, call 563-
271-9740 or e-mail sarah@robbdesigns.com, Black Canvas Studio
&Gallery, 822 1/2 15th Ave., East Moline, IL, 7pmFri Sep18.
Receptionfor“The Mandala Project”, for information, call
563-333-6254, Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center, St.
Ambrose University, Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/galvin/
morrissey.html, 5:30pmFri Sep18.
Riverssance Festival of Fine Art, the 22nd year of the region’s
premier fne-arts festival; for information, visit MidCoast.org,
Lindsay Park, River Drive and Mound Street, Davenport, IA, Sat
Sep19andSunSep20.
GalleryTalk: AmyWorthen, AmyWorthen, curator of
prints and drawings at the Des Moines Art Center, discusses
the work in“Art in Ruins”; free admission; for information visit
DesMoinesArtCenter.org., Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave.,
Des Moines, IA, http://www.desmoinesartcenter.org, 6:30pmThu
Sep24.
IsThis Our Princeps? Refections onanUnusual Augustan
Portrait inCedar Rapids, University of Iowa professor emeritus
Richard De Puma discusses an important portrait of the Emperor
Augustus; with a book-signing of his recent“Art in Roman Life:
Villa to Grave”; for information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids
Museumof Art, 410Third Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.
org, 7pmThuSep24.
3rdAnnual Art Inside Out Celebration, art activities, live
music, interactive dance, strolling entertainment, tours, food
vendors, games on the lawn, museumshop specials, and more;
for information, contact Debra Lehmann at 515-271-0336 or
dlehmann@desmoinesartcenter.org, Des Moines Art Center, 4700
Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, http://www.desmoinesartcenter.org/,
12pmSat Sep26.
Des Moines Art Center Gala, celebrate the grandeur of
the John and Marry Pappajohn Sculpture Park; for information,
contact Debra Lehmann at 515-271-0336 or dlehmann@
desmoinesartcenter.org, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave.,
Des Moines, IA, http://www.desmoinesartcenter.org/, Sat Sep26.
Family FunDay, activities for children of all ages on the
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THE FINAL DESTINATION
AND HALLOWEEN II
In a somewhat odd scheduling decision, this
past weekend saw the release of both Te Final
Destination – the fourth in the popular series of
cheat-death-and-pay-the-price splatter ficks,
presented (on some screens) in eyeball-gouging 3D
– and Halloween II, writer/director Rob Zombie’s
sequel to his 2007 remake
of John Carpenter’s
horror classic. But
for fellow genre fans
wondering which of the
two makes for a more
gratifying fright flm,
I’m afraid it’s a draw;
the former is kind of
fun but mostly terrible,
while the latter is kind of
fascinating but almost no
fun at all.
Te latest, potentially last, and easily least
of its franchise entries, Te Final Destination
doesn’t deviate one iota from its proven blueprint,
in which generic victims-in-waiting narrowly
escape a catastrophic tragedy, and wind up being
killed anyway through a series of grotesque and
comically convoluted “accidents.” Yet as someone
who’s enjoyed all three of the previous Destinations
(despite my enjoyment waning a tad with each new
entry), I wasn’t really bothered by the movie’s slavish
devotion to formula. Te design may be predictable,
but it’s still reasonably efective, and if I’m going
to watch blandly pretty things die for 80 minutes
straight, I’d much rather it be through hubris and
fate than via some hulking brute with a butcher’s
knife.
Your frst hint, though, that Te Final Destination
isn’t going to be the schadenfreude-rifc good time
you’re hoping for comes relatively early. In what has
become as recognizable a cinematic ritual as the
pre-credits chase scene in a James Bond picture,
the movie’s prelude presents us with a deteriorating
locale – here, it’s a motor speedway in serious need
of repair – and a number of potential, seemingly
unrelated hazards (a broken stadium seat, an oil spill
on the racetrack). Our entertainment stems from
the giggly anticipation in watching these warning
signs converge, resulting in a veritable mouse trap of
carnage. In director David R. Ellis’ sequel, however,
you’re more likely to be giggling derisively; the
glaringly phony CGI explosions and cartoonish,
in-your-face efects pull you out of the movie at the
exact moments you should be wincing – and, in the
flm’s 3D presentation, ducking – in terror.
Given the blandly uncommitted acting by
the personality-deprived cast, there was hardly a
chance that we’d be emotionally engaged in Te
Final Destination. But beginning with that opening
calamity, what’s disappointing is how little we’re
engaged on any other level; beyond the shoddy
visuals, the protracted setups to the subsequent
deaths – nearly all of them involving some
combination of faulty equipment and an overfow of
liquid – are particularly, dishearteningly uninspired.
Te movie’s too lightweight to be embarrassing,
and there are some nice comedic touches, as when
our nominal hero attempts to rescue his girlfriend
from certain death in a cineplex, but doesn’t know
which of the eight auditoriums she’s in, as they’re
all showing the same movie. Yet there’s no getting
around the flm’s lazy, going-through-the-motions
vibe. Even with the glasses, it’s a depressingly one-
dimensional experience.
Zombie’s sequel,
meanwhile, is also
a pretty tough sit,
even though it’s
a considerable
improvement on
his crass, brutal,
and achingly boring
Halloween revamp, and
the auteur defnitely
earns points for
eccentricity; any movie
that provides roles for Malcolm McDowell, Brad
Dourif, Howard Hesseman, Margot Kidder, and
“Weird Al” Yankovic can’t be completely disregarded.
Te frst half hour is an efective-enough
condensation of the original Halloween II, with
tortured sibling Laurie Strobe (Scout Taylor-
Compton, forever in hysterics) evading unkillable
brother Michael Myers (Tyler Mane) in a nearly
vacant hospital, and Zombie staging the shocks and
dread with considerable force and visual acuity.
To be sure, this extended prelude is overly grim,
and God knows it continually defes logic. (How
does this seven-foot-tall bruiser keep sneaking up
on people?) But if you heed the clues, Zombie very
clearly establishes that the lack of logic is intentional,
and his risky, rather witty opening reels culminate
in a wonderfully disconcerting aural running gag, in
which every television set in the hospital is tuned to
the exact same program: a black-and-white, ’60s-era
performance of the Moody Blues singing “Knights
in White Satin.” (Damn Zombie – I’ll never hear that
song in the same way again.)
Ironically, though, once Halloween II diverges
from the outline of its inspiration, Zombie’s own
inspiration seems to dry up, and the next hour-plus
degenerates into a shapeless, confounding mélange
of questionable pop psychology, borderline-
pretentious dream imagery, painfully overwrought
performances, and increasingly tired “Boo!” efects.
I’d be lying if I said the results weren’t frequently
intriguing; Zombie’s compositions and employment
of dank, evocative color schemes suggest that, despite
Halloween II’s vulgarity, there actually is an artist at
work here. But it remains a depressingly unsatisfying
horror escapade. At the screening I attended, some
back-row patrons began vocalizing their displeasure
with greater and greater (and ever-more-irritating)
vehemence, with one fnally blurting out “Tis movie
sucks!” A guy in the front row responded, “You
suck!” Turns out they were both right.
For reviews of Taking Woodstock and other current
releases, visit RiverCitiesReader.com.
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by Mike Schulz • mike@rcreader.com by Mike Schulz • mike@rcreader.com
Scary Movies, Two
Haley Webb and Nick Zano in The Final Destination

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works of Norman Rockwell; held in conjunction with the exhibits
“Norman Rockwell: Fact &Fiction”and“The American century”;
for information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museumof Art,
410Third Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, 11amSat
Sep26.
PappajohnSculpture ParkCommunity Celebration,
celebrate the opening of the Des Moines Art Center’s sculpture
park; for information visit DesMoinesArtCenter.org, Des Moines
Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, http://www.
desmoinesartcenter.org, 1pmSunSep27.
Fall MetroGalleryTour, locations include ARAGallery &
Interiors, CornerHouse Gallery &Frame, Campbell Steele Gallery,
Wiederspan Gallery, and Apple Creek Gallery; free; for information,
call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museumof Art, 410Third Ave.,
Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, 5pmFri Oct 2.
Iowa City GalleryWalk, artwork, artist demonstrations, and
more at 19 venues; for information, call 319-351-8686, Downtown
Iowa City, Iowa City, IA, http://www.iowa-artisans-gallery.com,
5pmFri Oct 2.
Creative Connections - Artists inAction: Barbara Bernier,
Paper Marbling, learn about the artist’s process; for information,
call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museumof Art, 410Third Ave.,
Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, 10amSat Oct 3.
GrandOpeningof“Immigrant Experience”, newpermanent
exhibit; for information, call 563-322-8844, German American
Heritage Center, 712W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.gahc.
org, Sat Oct 3.
Receptionfor“PentoPaper”, works by Leslie Bell, Renee
Meyer Ernst, and Kristin Quinn; for information, call 563-333-6444,
Catich Gallery, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA, http://www.
sau.edu/catich, 5pmFri Oct 9.
Left BankArt League’s Fall Art Festival, along with Apple
Fest and Market Days; go“passionately pink”for breast-cancer
research; food, fun, and art; for information, call DianeWall at
563-343-2765 or e-mail iipics@hotmail.com, LeClaire Riverfront,
LeClaire, IA, http://www.leftbankartleague.org, 10amSat Oct 10
thruSunOct 11.
Artist Meet &Greet: Brent Langley &Paul Riewerts,
landscape paintings by Langley, photography by Riewerts; $5-$1;
for information, call 309-794-0991 or e-mail vs@qcgardens.com,
Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://
www.qcgardens.com, 2pmSunOct 11.
Deadstock, one night of rest in peace, music, and zombies;
for information, visit MidCoast.org, Col Ballroom, 1012W. 4th St.,
Davenport, IA, 5amFri Oct 23.
OpeningReceptionfor Les Bell &Peter Xiao, paintings; for
information, call 309-793-1213, Quad City Arts Center, 1715 2nd
Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://www.quadcityarts.com, 7pmFri Oct 23.
Receptionfor“MigrationInterpretation”, for information,
call 563-333-6254, Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center, St.
Ambrose University, Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/galvin/
morrissey.html, 5:30pmFri Oct 23.
Final Friday: BucktownEvent/Reception, for information,
visit BucktownArts.com, Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd
St., Davenport, IA, 6pmFri Oct 30.
Creative Connections - Artists inAction: Naser &Patricia
Shahrivar, Landscapes inOils, learn about the team’s artistic
process; for information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum
of Art, 410Third Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org,
10:30amSat Nov 7.
Artist Receptionfor JonathanBarnewolt andMarkBaker,
multi-media by Barnewolt, sculpture by Baker; for information, visit
MidCoast.org, MidCoast GalleryWest, 2nd Ave &16 1/2 St, Rock
Island, IL, 7pmFri Nov 13.
Sight &Sound: Celebrate the Unexpected, biennial gala to
support programming at the Cedar Rapids Museumof Art and the
Orchestra Iowa; for information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids
Country Club, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, 6:30pmSat
Nov 14.
Final Friday: BucktownEvent/Reception, for information,
visit BucktownArts.com, Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd
St., Davenport, IA, 6pmFri Nov 27.
Christmas Craft Show, for information, call 309-788-5912 or
visit QCCAExpoCenter.com, QCCAExpo Center, 2621 4th Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, 5amFri Nov 27thruSunNov 29.
Gallery Hop! inthe District, for information, visit RIDistrict.
com, The District of Rock Island, 16 1/2 St., Rock Island, IL, 5pm
Fri Dec 4.
OpeningReceptionfor Louise Rauh- Diane Naylor
- ElizabethShriver, aluminumby Rauh, painting by Naylor, and
ceramic sculpture by Shriver; for information, call 309-793-1213,
Quad City Arts Center, 1715 2nd Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://www.
quadcityarts.com, 7pmFri Dec 4.
Receptionfor“Senior Honor Exhibits”, works by SAU
students graduating with degrees in fne arts and graphic design;
for information, call 563-333-6444, Catich Gallery, St. Ambrose
University, Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/catich, 5pmFri
Dec 4.
Exhibits & Shows
Before Anime: Japanese Prints fromSuperhumanto
Superfat, a selection of Japanese color woodcuts fromthe
permanent collections, examining the subject matter, style,
and technique of traditional Japanese prints, and exploring the
continuity and transformation of traditional prints’ imagery in light
of contemporary comics and animation; for information, call 515-
277-4405, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA,
http://www.desmoinesartcenter.org, thruSunSep6.
Belowthe Surface: A21st Century Lookat the Prairie,
artists include Delores DeWilde Bina, Matilda Essig, Barbara
Fedeler, Justin Gibbens, Wendy Hollander, Carl Kurtz, Sally Kuzma,
JimLee, Peggy Macnamara, Marguerite Perret, Joseph Scheer,
John Spence, Priscilla Steele, andTillyWoodward, Faulconer
Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, http://www.grinnell.edu/
faulconergallery, thruSunSep6.
HughLifson: Poets andPlaces, contemporary-art exhibit;
Mon-Fri 5-9pm, Sat noon-10pm, Sun noon-5pm; for information,
call 309-763-0006, Phoenix Art Gallery, 1530 5th Ave., Moline, IL,
http://www.atthephoenix.com, thruMonSep7.
Pamela Ohnemus, natural landscape paintings; $5-$1 exhibit
admission; for information, call 309-794-0991, Quad City Botanical
Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.qcgardens.com,
thruFri Sep11.
Tara Donovan, works by sculpture and installation artist;
for information, call 515- 277-4405, Des Moines Art Center, 4700
Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, http://www.desmoinesartcenter.org,
thruSunSep13.
MarkHubbart andDebora Stewart, portraits by Hubbart,
mixed media by Stewart; for information, call 563-243-3300, River
Arts Center, 229 5th Ave S, Clinton, IA, thruSunSep20.
SUR.REALITIES: Ceramic Sculpture byThaddeus Erdahl,
works by nationally recognized clay sculptor and University of
Northern Iowa graduate; free; for information, call 319-291-4490,
Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial St., Waterloo, IA,
http://www.waterloocenterforthearts.org, thruSunSep20.
Bill Wohlford- KimMcCool, thru Sept 30; multi-media by
Wohlford, porcelain by McCool; for information, visit MidCoast.
org, MidCoast Centre Station Gallery, 1200 River Dr, Moline, IL, thru
Sat Sep26.
DavidGenac - Linda Smith, thru Sept 30; photography by
Genac, ceramics by Smith; for information, visit MidCoast.org,
MidCoast at the i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr., Moline, IL, thru
Sat Sep26.
Katie Kiley - MarkBaker, drawings and prints by Kiley,
sculpture by Baker, Mississippi ValleyWelcome Center, 900 Eagle
Ridge Rd, LeClaire, IA, http://www.midcoast.org, thruSat Sep26.
JohnBloom: Visions of Iowa, murals, easel paintings,
sculpture, and prints by Midwestern artist; for information,
contact Heather at 563-326-7804, ext 2045 or haaronson@
fggeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum, 225W2nd St,
Davenport, IA, http://fggeart.org, thruSunSep27.
Alice inWonderlandConservatory Summer Display, $1
ages 16 and older, under 16 free; free admission onTuesdays; for
information, call 563-323-3298, Vander Veer Botanical Center, 215
Central Park, Davenport, IA, http://www.citydavenportiowa.com,
thruWedSep30.
CharlesWalzem, 25 energetic paintings by the late artist,
a blend of direct observation, photographic documentation,
and playful imagination; for information, call 309-786-1566,
doeGALLERY, Bucktown Center for the Arts - 225 E. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.theartfeed.com, thruWedSep30.
Creative Expressions, art exhibit by the group Artists
Unlimited, with pieces for sale; Mon-Thu 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-
5:30pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun noon-4pm, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, thruWed
Sep30.
Sara Slee Brown: ArtisticVisionvsTechnology, classically
trained painter working with modern digital technology; for
information, call 319-338-4442, The Chait Galleries Downtown, 218
EWashington St, Iowa City, IA, thruWedSep30.
Trent Foltz - Kelly Bissell, photography by Foltz, wood works
by Bissell; for information, visit MidCoast.org, Mississippi Valley
Welcome Center, 900 Eagle Ridge Rd, LeClaire, IA, thruWedSep
30.
DetainedinPurgatory, images of Alcatraz, Eastern State
Penitentiary, Ellis Island, and other prisons by Margaret Stratton;
free; for information, call 563-209-1287, Catich Gallery, St. Ambrose
University, Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/catich, thruFri
Oct 2.
Paper Trail: ADecade of Acquisitions fromtheWalker Art
Center, for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225
W2nd St, Davenport, IA, http://fggeart.org, thruSat Oct 3.
The Light of God: Signifcant VisionaryWorks, evolving
group exhibit featuring works by Iowan, national, and
international artists, working in sacred art; Wed-Sat noon-4:30pm,
Sun 1-4pm; for information, call 641-472-8135 or e-mail info@
emeraldgalleryart.com, Emerald Gallery, 56 S Main St, on the east
side of Fairfeld Square, Fairfeld, IA, http://www.emeraldgalleryart.
com, thruSat Oct 3.
DonHeggen- Carol Boehl Steinmetz - Brent Langley - Tricia
Coulson, watercolors by Heggen, Boehl Steinmetz, and Langley,
and sculpture by Coulson; for information, call 309-793-1213,
Quad City Arts Center, 1715 2nd Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://www.
quadcityarts.com, thruFri Oct 9.
Wings &Whimsy: Recent Drawings &Dolls by Emily J.G.
Vermillion, recent drawings and dolls fromIowa City artists;
for information, call 319-351-8686, Iowa Artisans Gallery, 207 E
Washington St, Iowa City, IA, http://www.iowa-artisans-gallery.
com, thruSunOct 11.
Brewery Ephemera, $2, free for members; for information, call
563-3228844, http://www.gahc.org, thruSunOct 18.
Summer DrawingAcademy Exhibition, works by Summer
Drawing Academy participants and instructors; for information,
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call 563-326-7804, Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, http://fggeart.org, thruSunOct 18.
Color inFreedom: Journey Alongthe Underground
Railroad, 50 paintings, etchings and drawings by Joseph Holston
created to capture the essence of the courage and determination
required to escape, and to enhance understanding of the
condition of slavery and the powerful instinct toward freedom;
for information, call 563-263-8282, Muscatine Art Center, 1314
Mulberry Ave., Muscatine, IA,
http://www.muscatineartcenter.
org, thruSunOct 25.
Catherine Jones Davies
- ChuckVitello- Treva Haney,
thru Oct 31; photography; for
information, visit MidCoast.org,
MidCoast at the RiverCenter, 136
E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, thru
Sat Oct 31.
Global GatheringArt
Display andExhibit, for
information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.bettendorfibrary.
com, thruSat Oct 31.
MarkMess - JohnSpiteri,
photography by Mess, ceramics
by Spiteri; for information, visit
MidCoast.org, MidCoast Gallery
West, 2nd Ave &16 1/2 St, Rock
Island, IL, thruSat Oct 31.
Patricia Armato- Michael
Payne, stone &bronze by
Armato, pastels by Payne; for
information, call 309-793-1213,
Quad City Arts at the Airport,
Quad City International Airport,
Airport Rd, Moline, IL, http://
www.quadcityarts.com, thru
Sat Oct 31.
UnionGroupShow
- StevenCarleson, with
mixed media by Carleson; for
information, visit MidCoast.org,
thruSat Oct 31.
Jack“The Door Guy”
Wilhoit, for information, call
563-940-1504, Bucktown
Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd
St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
bucktownarts.com, thruThu
Dec 31.
ALegacy for Iowa:
Pollock’s Mural andModern
Masterworks, Works fromthe
University of Iowa Museum
of Art; for more information
visit UIowa.edu/uima, Figge
Art Museum, 225W2nd St,
Davenport, IA, http://www.
uiowa.edu/uima, thruThu
Dec 31.
Art inRomanLife, over 50
works, including coins, glass
vessels, ceramic lamps, marble
sculptures, and more; for
information, call 319-366-7503,
http://www.crma.org, thruThu
Dec 31.
FromHumble Beginnings:
Lincoln’s Illinois 1830-1861,
thru Jan. 10; learn about the
Illinois that Lincoln knew
through objects and stories of
the people who lived there; free;
for information, call 217-782-
7386, Illinois State Museum, 502
S. Spring Street, Springfeld, IL,
http://www.museum.state.il.us,
thruThuDec 31.
GrandWood: InFocus, a
single-gallery installation culled
fromthe museum’s extensive collection; for information, call
319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museumof Art, 410Third Ave., Cedar
Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, thruThuDec 31.
Malvina Hofman: Rodin’s Last Student, works fromfamed
sculptor; for information, call 319-366-7503, http://www.crma.org,
thruThuDec 31.
MauricioLasansky, newtakes on the important Iowa City
artist; for information, call 319-366-7503, http://www.crma.org,
thruThuDec 31.
Treasures fromthe National Czech&SlovakMuseum&
Library Collection, examples of fne, folk, and decorative art,
textiles embellished with beads and embroidery, costumes,
fne Royal Dux porcelain pieces, glass and crystal, and more; for
information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museumof Art, 410
Third Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, thruThuDec
31.
The Age of Progressive Reform: CreatingModernAmerica,
1900-1917, exhibit examining the period leading up toWWI
when America was transformed into a modern industrialized
society; highlights include government legislation to improve
labor conditions and reign in big business, the establishment
of women’s voting rights, and the eforts of reformgroups to
improve urban conditions and address the impact of immigration;
for information, call 309-736-5737, Moline Public Library, 3210
41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, Tue Sep8thru
Tue Oct 6.
NormanRockwell: Fact
andFiction, featuring fve,
newly conserved and restored
watercolors by the master
artist, along with numerous
photographs taken by local
photographer Wes Panek,
investigating the many facts
and fctions associated with
Rockwell’s Cedar Rapids visit; for
information, call 319-366-7503,
Cedar Rapids Museumof Art,
410Third Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA,
http://www.crma.org, Sat Sep12
thruThuDec 31.
This AmericanCentury,
highlighting the many
movements of 20th Century art;
for information, call 319-366-
7503, Cedar Rapids Museumof
Art, 410Third Ave., Cedar Rapids,
IA, http://www.crma.org, Sat Sep
12thruTue Nov 24.
Mandala SandPainting,
geometric shapes and ancient
spiritual symbols used to re-
consecrate the earth and its
inhabitants; for information,
call 563-333-6251, St. Ambrose
University Library, Davenport, IA,
http://www.sau.edu/galvin, Tue
Sep15thruFri Sep18.
Brent Langley - Paul
Riewerts, nature paintings
by Langley, photography by
Riewerts; in the hallway gallery;
$5-$1; for information, call
309-794-0991 or e-mail vs@
qcgardens.com, Quad City
Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.
qcgardens.com, Tue Sep15thru
Sat Oct 31.
The Mandala Project, for
information, call Eileen Eitrheim
at 563-333-6254, Morrissey
Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts
Center, St. Ambrose University,
Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.
edu/galvin/morrissey.html, Fri
Sep18thruWedNov 18.
Kara Fedje &Nicole Cisne
Durbin, for information, call
563-271-9740 or e-mail sarah@
robbdesigns.com, Black Canvas
Studio &Gallery, 822 1/2 15th
Ave., East Moline, IL, Fri Sep18
thruFri Nov 20.
MoleculesThat Matter, large
models of molecules, important
works of contemporary art that
comment on these materials,
and works of popular culture;
artists include Roxy paine, Alexis
Rockman, Dan Peterman, and
Ed Ruscha, Faulconer Gallery,
Grinnell College, Grinnell,
IA, http://www.grinnell.edu/
faulconergallery, Fri Sep25thru
ThuDec 31.
Ali Kirsh- CarolynKrueger,
mixed media; for information,
visit MidCoast.org, MidCoast at
the i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr., Moline, IL, ThuOct 1thruTue
Nov 24.
Lori Reed- Robert Reed, mixed media by Lori, sculpture
by Robert; for information, visit MidCoast.org, Mississippi Valley
Welcome Center, 900 Eagle Ridge Rd, LeClaire, IA, ThuOct 1thru
Tue Nov 24.
Naidine D’Angelo- BelindaTalbot, photography and
drawing by D’Angelo, photography byTalbot; for information,
visit MidCoast.org, MidCoast Centre Station Gallery, 1200 River Dr,
Moline, IL, ThuOct 1thruTue Nov 24.
Iowa Artisans Gallery 25thBirthday Exhibit, for information,
Music
D-12
The Redstone Room
Tuesday, September 22, 9 p.m.
W
ith members including recording
sensations Eminem, Bizarre, Kon
Artis, Kuniva, and Swif, the hip-hop and
rap powerhouses of D-12 will bring their
North American tour to Davenport’s
Redstone Room on September 22. And
in a DaShadySpot.com interview, D-12
co-founder Proof (who was killed in 2006)
discussed the group’s origins. “We all
knew each other growing up in Detroit,”
Proof recalled. “I used to sneak Em into
my school lunchroom just so he could
battle. Later, when we started battling
once a month at Maurice Malone’s Hip-
Hop Shop, everybody had a crew, so we
decided to form our own. Tat’s how D-12
was born. Before we even thought about
making records, our only goal was to be
like verbal ninjas and kick ass.” To be sure,
D-12 has gone on to do much more than
that, with the group’s CDs Devil’s Night
and D-12 World debuting at number one
on Billboard’s top-200 chart, and sold-out
tour destinations from coast to coast. I’d
better mention, though, that while you do
see the artist in the bottom-right corner of
the accompanying photo, Eminem himself
actually won’t be performing during D-12’s
Davenport concert. We probably should’ve
digitally excised his picture from that
group shot, but it is, afer all, Eminem – no
one here wants our asses kicked. D-12 will,
however, perform alongside opening hip-
hop acts Potluck and Cribbs, and the rest
of the Redstone Room’s fall calendar can
be viewed at RedstoneRoom.com. – Mike
Schulz
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call 319-351-8686, Iowa Artisans Gallery, 207 EWashington St,
Iowa City, IA, http://www.iowa-artisans-gallery.com, Fri Oct 2thru
MonNov 9.
GermanAmericanImmigrant Experience, newpermanent
exhibit in newly-quadrupled exhibit space; for information, call
563-322-8844, German American Heritage Center, 712W. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.gahc.org, Sat Oct 3thruThuDec 31.
PentoPaper, works in print, etchings, charcoal, and more by
Leslie Bell, Renee Meyer Ernst, and Kristin Quinn; for information,
call 563-333-6444, Catich Gallery, St. Ambrose University,
Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/catich, Tue Oct 6thruFri
Nov 20.
Les Bell - Peter Xiao, paintings; for information, call 309-793-
1213, Quad City Arts Center, 1715 2nd Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://
www.quadcityarts.com, Fri Oct 16thruFri Nov 27.
MigrationInterpretation, for information, call Eileen Eitrheim
at 563-333-6254, Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center, St.
Ambrose University, Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/galvin/
morrissey.html, Fri Oct 23thruTue Nov 24.
Jay Stratton- Matt Moyer - KarenKurka Jensen, wood by
Stratton, clay by Moyer, American sumi-e by Kurka Jensen; for
information, call 309-793-1213, Quad City Arts at the Airport,
Quad City International Airport, Airport Rd, Moline, IL, http://www.
quadcityarts.com, SunNov 1thruThuDec 31.
JonathanBarnewolt - MarkBaker, multi-media by
Barnewolt, sculpture by Baker; for information, visit MidCoast.org,
MidCoast GalleryWest, 2nd Ave &16 1/2 St, Rock Island, IL, Sun
Nov 1thruThuDec 31.
Pamela Ohnemus - Betsy Zmuda-Swanson- Natalie Nelson,
acrylics by Ohnemus, oils by Zmuda-Swanson, photography
by Nelson; for information, visit MidCoast.org, MidCoast at the
RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.midcoast.
org, SunNov 1thruThuDec 31.
Handmade for the Holidays, annual festival of holiday
ornaments, seasonal items, and unusual gifts; for information, call
319-351-8686, Iowa Artisans Gallery, 207 EWashington St, Iowa
City, IA, http://www.iowa-artisans-gallery.com, Fri Nov 13thru
Tue Nov 24.
DavidHouk- Jeanne O’Melia, mixed media by Houk,
sculpture by O’Melia; for information, visit MidCoast.org, MidCoast
at the i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr., Moline, IL, Tue Dec 1thru
Sun, Jan31.
Diane Bruce - Brent Langley, pastels and watercolors by
Bruce, oils, acrylics, and watercolors by Langley; for information,
visit MidCoast.org, MidCoast Centre Station Gallery, 1200 River Dr,
Moline, IL, Tue Dec 1thruSunJan31.
Senior Honors Exhibits, works by SAUstudents graduating
with degrees in fne arts and graphic design; for information, call
563-333-6444, Catich Gallery, St. Ambrose University, Davenport,
IA, http://www.sau.edu/catich, Tue Dec 1thruFri Dec 18.
WilliamHannan, mixed media; for information, visit MidCoast.
org, Mississippi ValleyWelcome Center, 900 Eagle Ridge Rd,
LeClaire, IA, Tue Dec 1thruSunJan31.
Louise Rauh- Diane Naylor - ElizabethShriver, aluminum
by Rauh, paintings by Naylor, ceramic sculpture by Shriver; for
information, call 309-793-1213, Quad City Arts Center, 1715 2nd
Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://www.quadcityarts.com, Fri Dec 4thru
Fri, Jan8.
Classes
Dawn’s Hide &BeadAway OpenStudioNight, onThursdays,
share beading techniques and ofer and receive technical
assistance; participants are welcome to bring their own materials,
projects, and ideas; torch studio available to those with experience
for $12/four hours; for information, call 319-338-1566, Dawn’s
Hide &Bead Away, 220 EWashington St, Iowa City, IA, http://www.
dawnsbeads.com, thruThuDec 31.
Make ’n’Take PaintingClass, choose between 5-6:30pm,
and 6:30-8pm; make a foral painting; $15; for information, call
309-523-3440, River Valley Library, 214 S. Main St., Port Byron, IL,
http://www.rivervalleylibrary.org, 5pmFri Sep4.
The Spirit of Sumi-e: IntroductiontoEast AsianBrush
Painting, Saturdays thru Oct. 17; led by Karen Kurka Jensen;
morning classes from10:30am-12:30pm, afternoon classes from
1:30-3:30pm; the ancient art formof ink painting; $210; to sign up,
call 319-396-9735 or e-mail karenkurkajensen@gmail.com, Cedar
Rapids Museumof Art, 410Third Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA, http://
www.crma.org, Sat Sep5.
Animal Sketching, learn the basics of drawing any animal;
$32; to register, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College Outreach
Center, 301 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline, IL, 6pmThuSep10.
Ikebana Art Class, Sundays thru Oct. 4; learn about the
Japanese art of fower arranging, the history of Ikebana, and
its modern-day art forms, using natural lines, shapes, and color
combinations; $70; to register, call 309-794-0991 or e-mail vs@
qcgardens.com, Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, http://www.qcgardens.com, 2pmSunSep13.
CalaverasWorkshop, Part 1of 2, Part 2 will be October 11; for
information visit DesMoinesArtGallery.org., Des Moines Art Center,
4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, http://www.desmoinesartgallery.
org, 12:30pmSunSep20.
Bauernmalerei, with instructor Jeaniie Elliott; learn the folk art
style of decorating utilitarian objects, and try you hand at painting
a bookmark with a Bauernmalerei motif; a Global Gathering
Germany event; for information, call 563-344-4191, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com, 1pmMonSep21.
ScherenschnitteWorkshop, Keith Bonnstetter will teach the
traditional German art of paper-cutting for teens and adults; bring
a small pair of sharp scissors, such as embroidery scissors, and
your creativity; free; for information, call 563-344-4191, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com, 10amSat Oct 3.
Fraktur, with Bill Hannan; learn about the artistic and
elaborate illuminated folk art executed in ink and/or watercolor;
materials supplied; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com, 6:30pmThuOct 8.
SilkPainting, Oct. 20 &27; with instructor Beth peters; create
your own wearable hand-painted 36”x 36”scarf; bring 4 baby
food jars with lids, small watercolor bushes, 1 ice-cube tray; $60;
to register, call 309-794-0991 or e-mail vs@qcgardens.com, Quad
City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
qcgardens.com, 6pmTue Oct 20.
The Spirit of Sumi-e: IntroductiontoEast AsianBrush
Painting, Saturdays thru Dec. 5 (with a break on Nov. 28); led by
Karen Kurka Jensen; morning classes from10:30am-12:30pm,
afternoon classes from1:30-3:30pm; the ancient art formof
ink painting; $210; to sign up, call 319-396-9735 or e-mail
karenkurkajensen@gmail.com, Cedar Rapids Museumof Art, 410
Third Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, Sat Oct 24.
Calls For Entry
QuadCity Animal Welfare Center 2009“Cutest Pet Photo”
Contest, open to all Quad City residents; photos must be in color,
showone pet per photo, and be no larger than 5”by 7”; may
submit up to 5 photos; $5 entry fee per photo; proceeds beneft
the center; for more information, call 309-787-6830, Quad City
Animal Welfare Center, 724W2nd Ave, Milan, IL, http://www.
qcawc.org, thruThuSep10.
Volunteers Neededfor Riverssance Festival, seeking
volunteers for Sept. 19 &20 festival, to take money, make change,
hand out maps, stamp hands, patrol the grounds, man artists’
booths, and more; for information, e-mail Carolyn Krueger at 309-
781-7668, Lindsay Park, River Drive and Mound Street, Davenport,
IA, thruSunSep20.
Des Moines Art Center Arts andEnds Call for Entry,
donate gently used items (such as fne furniture, silver, crystal,
rugs, linens, china, artwork, jewelry, etc.) to the Des Moines Art
Center’s Arts and Ends sale, scheduled for April 30-May 2, 2010; to
donate, contact Debra Lehmann at 515-271-0336 or dlehmann@
desmoinesartcenter.org., Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave.,
Des Moines, IA, http://www.desmoinesartcenter.org, thruTue
Nov 24.
Concerts
Hawkapalooza featuringLupe Fiasco, Grammy Award-
winning artist in this inaugural concert event, beginning with a
pep rally and ending with the concert; presented byThe Hawk’s
Nest and SCOPE Productions; free; for information, call 319-335-
3041, Hubbard Park, 51 NMadison St, Iowa City, IA, http://www.
scopeproductions.org, 6:30pmThuSep3.
Pat Benatar andNeil Giraldo, Grammy-winning rocker and
her lead-guitarist husband in concert; $35-$20; for tickets, call
800-THE-ISLE, Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center, 1777
Isle Parkway, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.theislebettendorf.com,
7:30pmThuSep3.
Riders inthe Sky, the nation’s premier comedy/western
musicians; $25-$22; for tickets, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre,
221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.englert.org,
7pmThuSep3.
ANight toHonor Our Heroes Military Concert, featuring
Michael W. Smith; for information, call 563-209-5074, LeClaire Park,
River Dr &Ripley St, Davenport, IA, 3pmSat Sep5.
Rockthe Park: OrionFall Festival, a Battle of the Bands event
sponsored by Main Street Orion; 1st place prize: $200 and opening
act that evening for Coupe DeVille street dance from8-9pm; 2nd
place prize: $100; for information, call Lisa at 309-526-8299 or e-
mail director@mainstreetorion.com, Orion Community Bandshell,
Orion, IL, 3pmSat Sep5.
TenthAvenue North, free; for information, call 319-364-0633,
First Church of the Nazarene - Cedar Rapids, 3113 1st Ave. SW,
Cedar Rapids, IA, Sat Sep5.
The Matt StedmanBand, rock ’n’ roll, blues, Celtic, bluegrass,
jazz, funk, and zydeco musicians; a presentation in the annual
Music on the Green Concert Series, on the recreation feld adjacent
to the inn; free; food and beverages available for purchase; for
information, call Barbara Sue Schubert at 815-776-5059, Eagle
Ridge Resort &Spa, 444 Eagle Ridge Dr, Galena, IL, http://www.
eagleridge.com, 6pmSat Sep5.
Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael JacksonTribute Band,
an extravagantly costumed, meticulously choreographed
tribute to the late King of Pop, spanning three decades of music;
$20-$15; for tickets, call 800-THE-ISLE, Quad-Cities Waterfront
Convention Center, 1777 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
theislebettendorf.com, 4 and 7:30pmMonSep7.
YidVicious, Midwestern Klezmer band; free; for information,
call 309-732-READ, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401
19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.ripl.lib.il.us, 7pmWedSep9.
BrownBagLunch: Opera QuadCities, performing arias from
various operas by German composers; cofee fromDewey’s Cafe
provided; a Global gathering Germany event; free; for information,
call 563-344-4187, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com,
12:15pmFri Sep11.
Papa Duke, Slavic, gypsy, pop, and jazz with master violinist
Vasyl Popadiuk; a Community Concert Association presentation;
$10-$5; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, U.S. Cellular Center, 370
1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.uscellularcenter.com,
7:30pmFri Sep11.
TheTemptations, Rock &Roll Hall of Famers in concert; $60-
$22.50; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River
Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.iwirelesscenter.com, 7pmFri Sep11.
IowaWomen’s Music Festival, featuring Michelle Shocked,
CarolynWonderland, Shelley King, Cosy Sheridan, TracyWalker,
Lynne Rothrock, and emcee Kim-Char Meredith; food and vendors,
an auction; bring blankets and chairs for grass seating; free; for
information, call 319-335-1486 or e-mail festival@prairievoices.net,
Upper City Park, Dubuque Rd &Park St, Iowa City, IA, http://www.
prairievoices.net, 12pmSat Sep12.
Peoria Symphony Orchestra, with guest conductor Michael
Butterman and pianist AndrewVon Oeyen; $72-$36; for tickets, call
309-671-1096, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SWJeferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 8pmSat Sep12.
Riverfront Pops, a presentation by the Quad City Symphony
Orchestra, with conductor Mark Russell Smith and vocalist Steve
Lippia, performing the music of Frank Sinatra; the concert will end
with the 1812 Overture, Stars and Stripes Forever, and freworks;
$20-$17, ages 12 &under free; for information, call 563-322-QCSO
(7276), LeClaire Park, River Dr &Ripley St, Davenport, IA, http://
www.qcsymphony.com, 6:30pmSat Sep12.
SecondSunday Summer Concert Series: SarahSnydacker,
classical vocalist fromMuscatine; food available for purchase, bring
lawn chairs; free, but donations accepted; for information, call 563-
260-2772, Pearl Plaza, 208W. 2nd St., Muscatine, IA, http://www.
muscatineartscouncil.org, 6pmSunSep13.
Classical Guitar withaTaste of Jazz, guitarist Kevin Hubbard
presents a programfeaturing classical pieces fromvarious eras,
jazz standards, folk songs, and originals; with a brief history of the
guitar, composers’ backgrounds, and anecdotes; for information,
call 309-736-5737, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL,
http://www.molinelibrary.com, 6:30pmMonSep14.
LyrebirdEnsemble, with Ellen Huntington on fute and Lillian
Lau on harp; for information, call 309-794-7233, Wallenberg Hall,
Augustana College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
augustana.edu/academics/music, 8pmTue Sep15.
Dave Mason, singer-songwriter fromthe legendary band
Trafc; $35-$29; for tickets, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221
East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.englert.org, 8pm
ThuSep17.
TheYoungDubliners, Celtic and Irish rock in the band’s frst
Quad Cities appearance; all-ages show; $15-$12; for tickets, call
563-326-8820, Capitol Theatre, 330W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
http://www.thecapdavenport, 8pmThuSep17.
Buckcherry, noted rockers in concert; $29.50; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, Val Air Ballroom, Des Moines, IA, http://www.
valairballroom.com, 8pmFri Sep18.
The Mystical Arts of Tibet, ancient pieces created for
environmental, social, and individual healing, played on traditional
Tibetan instruments, with chanting and dancing; $11-$6; for
information, call 563-333-6251, Galvin Fine Arts Center, 518W.
Locust St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/galvin, 7:30pmFri
Sep18.
PianoDedicationRecital, for information, call 309-794-7233,
Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music, 8pmSat Sep19.
The Music MenBarbershopChorus, performing everything
fromdoo-wop to barbershop to gospel to patriotic tunes; $15-
$8; for tickets and information, call 563-652-9815, Ohnward
Fine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St., Maquoketa, IA, http://www.
ohnwardfneartscenter.com, 7pmSat Sep19.
Faculty Recital: DeborahDakin, viola recital; for information,
call 309-794-7233, Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3701 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music,
4pmSunSep20.
Buckcherry, rockers in concert, with opening acts Saving
Abel, Red, andThe Last Vegas; $35-$29.75; for tickets, call 800-
745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.
iwirelesscenter.com, 7pmTue Sep22.
Faculty Recital: SusanBawden, bassoon recital; for
information, call 309-794-7233, Wallenberg Hall, Augustana
College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.
edu/academics/music, 8pmTue Sep22.
The Barbary Coast DixielandBand, a Cedar Rapids
Community Concert; music and comedy covering Bourbon
Street to Broadway; for ticket information, call 319-540-2301, U.S.
Cellular Center, 370 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.
CRCommunityConcerts.org, 7:30pmTue Sep22.
D12, Billboard chart-toppers in concert with Potluck; $20-$15;
for information, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main
St, Davenport, IA, http://www.redstoneroom.com, 9pmTue Sep
22.
Voice Seminar, for information, call 309-794-7233, Denkmann
Memorial Hall, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, http://www.
augustana.edu/academics/music, 10:45amTue Sep22, 10:45am
Tue Oct 6, 10:45amTue Oct 20.
BarbershopHarmony Society Quartet Competition
Preliminaries, $15 at the door; for information, call 309-673-8900,
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SWJeferson Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.
PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7pmFri Sep25.
Barlowgirl &SuperchickLive, inspirational rock singers in
concert; $17.50-$14; all ages, no alcohol served; for tickets, call
563-326-8820, Capitol Theatre, 330W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
http://www.thecapdavenport, 8pmFri Sep25.
Faculty Recital: SusanSchwaegler, clarinet recital; for
information, call 309-794-7233, Centennial Hall, Augustana
College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.
edu/academics/music, 8pmFri Sep25.
Imani Winds withStefonHarris, featuring the premiere of
composer Harris’ newwork, “ASonic Painting inWood, Metal, and
Wind”; a Hancher Auditoriumpresentation; for tickets, call 319-
335-1160, Iowa City High School, 1900 Morningside Dr, Iowa City,
IA, http://www.hancher.uiowa.edu, 7:30pmFri Sep25.
BarbershopHarmony Society Chorus Preliminary
International Competition, $15 at the door; for information, call
309-673-8900, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SWJeferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 6:30pmSat Sep26.
BarbershopHarmony Society District Quartet Finals, $15
at the door; for information, call 309-673-8900, Peoria Civic Center,
201 SWJeferson Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.
com, 11amSat Sep26.
Promise of the Real featuringLukas Nelson, dynamic blues
rock band featuringWillie Nelson’s son, Lukas; $15; for tickets and
information, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main
St, Davenport, IA, http://www.redstoneroom.com, 8:30pmTue
Sep29.
Stories andSongs of the Railroad, with Chris Dunn and Dr.
RoaldTweet; for information, call 309-732-7360, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.ripl.lib.
il.us, 6pmTue Sep29.
Student Recital: Various Student Musicians, for information,
call 309-794-7233, Denkmann Memorial Hall, Augustana College,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music,
10:45amTue Sep29, 10:45amTue Oct 13.
Dinner andDance withthe City Lights Orchestra, big
band under the direction of Rich Daniels; a Hancher Auditorium
presentation; for tickets, call 319-335-1160, Iowa City High School,
1900 Morningside Dr, Iowa City, IA, http://www.hancher.uiowa.
edu, 6:30pmFri Oct 2.
QuadCity Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks I, featuring
Mozart’s Symphony No. 41“Jupiter,”and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1
“Titan”; conducted by Mark Russell Smith; for information, call 563-
322-QCSO(7276), LeClaire Park, River Dr &Ripley St, Davenport, IA,
http://www.qcsymphony.com, 8pmSat Oct 3.
“German-AmericanDay”Festival &Concert, 10amGerman-
language church service, meals and live German music at 11am,
traditional German bird-shoot at noon (youth) and 1pm(adults);
free; for information, call 563-322-5489 or e-mail Schuetzenpark@
yahoo.com, Schuetzen Park Historic Site, 700Waverly Rd,
Davenport, IA, http://www.schuetzenpark.info, 10amSunOct 4.
JimHendricks, concert with world-renowned pianist; part of
the church’s Fine Arts Series; for information, call 309-764-7526,
First Covenant Church, 3303 41st St, Moline, IL, 4pmSunOct 4.
QuadCity Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks I, featuring
Mozart’s Symphony No. 41“Jupiter,”and Mahler’s Symphony No.
1“Titan”; conducted by Mark Russell Smith; for information, call
563-322-QCSO(7276), Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703
7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.qcsymphony.com, 2pmSun
Oct 4.
Chevelle, for information, call 515-223-6152, Val Air Ballroom,
Des Moines, IA, http://www.valairballroom.com, WedOct 7.
LeonRedbone, tunes fromthe turn-of-the-century, fapper-
era, in Redbone’s frst Englert showsince 2005; $32-$27; for tickets,
call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa
City, IA, http://www.englert.org, 8pmWedOct 7.
SaraWatkins, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter
fromNickel Creek; $23; for information and tickets, call 319-688-
2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA,
http://www.englert.org, 8pmThuOct 8.
TheTemptations, classic soul singers; $60-$34; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SWJeferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 8pmThuOct 8.
Lambof God- Gwar - Jobfor a Cowboy, for tickets, call
800-745-3000, Val Air Ballroom, Des Moines, IA, http://www.
valairballroom.com, Fri Oct 9.
TheTemptations andAugustana, legendary soul singers and
popular rockers play a free Homecoming show; for information,
call 319-335-3041, University of Iowa Pentacrest, University of
Iowa, Iowa City, IA, http://www.scopeproductions.org, 8pm, Fri
Oct 9.
Tommy Sands , Irish vocalist and guitarist, and Quad City Arts
Visiting Artist; refreshments served; free; for information, call 309-
743-2701, Deere-Wiman Carriage House, 817 11th Ave., Moline, IL,
http://www.butterworthcenter.com, 3pmFri Oct 9.
Tommy Sands, a Quad City Arts Visiting Artist evening with
the acclaimed singer; $15-$8; doors 6:30pm; for information, call
309-793-1213, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
http://www.quadcityarts.com, 6:30pmFri Oct 9.
Augustana Symphony Orchestra Concert, for information,
call 309-794-7233, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music,
8pmSat Oct 10.
Billy DeanUnplugged, evening of country hits and
love songs, with opener AdamBeck; $25-$22; for tickets and
information, call 563-652-9815, Ohnward Fine Arts Center, 1215 E
Platt St., Maquoketa, IA, http://www.ohnwardfneartscenter.com,
7pmSat Oct 10.
Peoria Symphony Orchestra, with guest conductor Sarah
Hatsuko Hicks and clarinetist Roger Garrett; $72-$36; for tickets,
call 309-671-1096, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SWJeferson Ave,
Peoria, IL, http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 8pmSat Oct 10.
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CelticWoman, international Irish-music phenomenon;
$32.50+; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, http://www.iwirelesscenter.
com, 7:30pmSunOct 11.
Faculty Recital: Janet Stodd, fute &piccolo recital, featuring
works by Dutilleux, LaMontaine, and Lias, and with Gail Baldwin
on piano; for information, call 309-794-7233, Wallenberg Hall,
Augustana College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
augustana.edu/academics/music, 2pmSunOct 11.
Hot 8Brass Band, the funky sounds of NewOrleans street
music; a Hancher Auditoriumpresentation; free; for information,
call 319-335-1160, University of Iowa Pentacrest, University of
Iowa, Iowa City, IA, http://www.hancher.uiowa.edu, 2pmSunOct
11.
TomyTemerson, master zither performer and teacher from
Hanau, Germany shares stories about the instrument’s German
heritage, and shows howthe instrument is played; a Global
Gathering Germany event; free; for information, call 563-344-4187,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 7pmMonOct 12.
TomyTemerson, master zither player, in Building 4, room
115; for information, contact Jon Palomaki at 309-796-5478 or
palomakij@bhc.edu, Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus,
6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL, 11amTue Oct 13.
Faculty Recital: Robert Elfine, piano recital; for information,
call 309-794-7233, Denkmann Memorial Hall, Augustana College,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music, 8pm
Tue Oct 13.
TomyTemerson, master zither player, in Building 4, room
115 at 10am, and room101 at noon; for information, contact Jon
Palomaki at 309-796-5478 or palomakij@bhc.edu, Black Hawk
College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL, WedOct
14.
Mastodon- Dethklok, for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Val Air
Ballroom, Des Moines, IA, http://www.valairballroom.com, Wed
Oct 14.
Senior CitizenDay: Peter Fletcher, concert with classical
guitarist, presenting a programof music by German composers;
a Global Gathering Germany event; free; for information, call
563-344-4187, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 1:30pmWed
Oct 14.
BrownBagLunch: The Freddie SteenbockDuo, Freddie
and Noreen Steenbock will be performing German-American
and Polka Music; cofee fromDewey’s Cafe provided; a Global
gathering Germany event; free; for information, call 563-344-4187,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 12:15pmFri Oct 16.
Hotel California, Eagles tribute band in concert; $25-$20; for
tickets, call 309-756-4600, Jumer’s Casino &Hotel, I-280 &I-92,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.jumerscasinohotel.com, 8pmFri Oct
16.
Faculty Recital: Jemmie Robertson, trombone recital;
for information, call 309-794-7233, Denkmann Memorial Hall,
Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu/
academics/music, 8pmSat Oct 17.
Mozaiques Chamber Ensemble: OnStage Goes Hollywood,
$29-$24; a presentation in the 2009-10“Season of Headliners”
series; for information, call 515-277-3727, Levitt Auditorium- Des
Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA, http://
www.desmoinesartcenter.org, 8pmSat Oct 17.
Youthful Brilliance, the Knox-Galesburg Symphony,
conducted by Bruce Polay, with guest soloist Ariel Chapman, viola,
performing works by Schubert, Bloch and Beethoven; $18-$8; for
tickets and information, call 309-341-7268, OrpheumTheatre, 57
S. Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL, http://www.knox.edu, 7:30pmSat
Oct 17.
Zither Concert, for information, call 563-322-8844, Galvin Fine
Arts Center, 518W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, http://www.gahc.org,
7pmSat Oct 17.
TheWildJAM, on the arena stage; free; for information, call
309-673-8900, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SWJeferson Ave, Peoria,
IL, http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 9pmSat Oct 17andSun
Oct 18.
Augustana Chamber Choral Festival Finale Concert,
for information, call 309-794-7233, Denkmann Memorial Hall,
Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu/
academics/music, 6:30pmMonOct 19.
The Avett Brothers, singer-songwriters; $26-$22; for tickets,
call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa
City, IA, http://www.englert.org, 8pmTue Oct 20.
ImaginationMovers, popular kid-pop quartet and Disney
Channel stars in their frst U.S. concert tour; $37-$22; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://
www.adlertheatre.com, 7pmWedOct 21.
The Lindsay Mac Band, indie musicians, with Mac on cello;
$20-$10; for information and tickets, call 319-688-2653, Englert
Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.englert.
org, 7:30pmWedOct 21.
Robin&LindaWilliams, bluegrass, folk, old-time, and acoustic
country with married musicians; $20; for tickets, call 319-688-2653,
Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.
englert.org, 8pmThuOct 22.
Augustana Jazz Ensemble Concert, for information, call
309-794-7233, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music, 8pm
Fri Oct 23.
Joe Bonamassa, award-winning blues guitar player; $57-$37;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SWJeferson
Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 8pmFri Oct 23.
Keller Williams, singing, songwriting one-man-band; $25-
$22; for information, call 310-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.englert.org, 8pmFri
Oct 23.
The Klezmatics, Grammy Award-winning world musicians;
$12-$6; for information and tickets, call 563-333-6251, Galvin Fine
Arts Center, 518W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.
edu/galvin, 7:30pmFri Oct 23.
2009DeepBlue Innovators Blues Festival, with a line-up
including Charlie Hayes &Joel Fleming, Joe Price, Bernie Pearl,
the Shawn Kellerman Band, Otis Taylor, and more; featuring Pearl
hosting a free, 90-minute blues guitar workshop at the Buchanan
Center for the Arts, Rivoli Theatre, 219 S Main St, Monmouth, IL,
http://www.monmouthblues.com/blues-festival, Sat Oct 24.
Augustana Four Choirs Concert, with the Augustana
Women’s Ensemble, Collegiate Chorale, and Jenny LindVocal
Ensemble; for information, call 309-794-7233, Centennial Hall,
Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
augustana.edu/academics/music, 8pmSat Oct 24.
Cathedral Classics, a Nova Singers concert, directed by Dr.
Laura Lane; $15 adults, $10 senior citizens, free for students; for
information, call 309-341-7038 or e-mail nova@knox.edu, First
Lutheran Church - Galesburg, 364 E. Water St., Galesburg, IL, http://
deptorg.knox.edu/novasingers/concerts.html, 7:30pmSat Oct 24.
Faculty Recital: Dortha DeWit, violin recital; for information,
call 309-794-7233, Denkmann Memorial Hall, Augustana College,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music, 8pm
Sat Oct 24.
SAUSymphonic BandConcert, for information, call Gene
Bechen at 563-333-6149, Allaert Auditorium, Galvin Fine Arts
Center - St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA, http://web.sau.
edu/music/default.html, 7:30pmSat Oct 24.
Cathedral Classics, a Nova Singers concert, directed by Dr.
Laura Lane; $15 adults, $10 senior citizens, free for students; for
information, call 309-341-7038 or e-mail nova@knox.edu, St. Paul
Lutheran Church, 2136 Brady St., Davenport, IA, http://deptorg.
knox.edu/novasingers/concerts.html, 4pmSunOct 25.
Daughtry - Theory of a Deadman- Cavo, $41.50-$31.50; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SWJeferson
Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7:30pmSun
Oct 25.
Insane ClownPosse, rockers on their national tour; $28-$25;
6:30pmdoors, 7:30pmconcert; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.riverctr.com,
7:30pmSunOct 25.
MarkSchultz &Point of Grace, Platinum-selling and Dove
award-winning artists in their“Come Alive”fall tour; $32-$17; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport,
IA, http://www.adlertheatre.com, 6pmSunOct 25.
NASMSelf-Study Recital, for information, call 309-794-7233,
Denkmann Memorial Hall, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL,
http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music, 10:45amTue Oct
27.
Augustana Jazz ComboSoiree, for information, call 309-794-
7233, Denkmann Memorial Hall, Augustana College, Rock Island,
IL, http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music, 8pmWedOct
28.
CelticThunder, male vocal group fromScotland performing
powerful ballads, popular hits, and songs of love and loss from
across the Celtic-music spectrum; $65-$40; for tickets, call 800-
745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SWJeferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7:30pmWedOct 28.
SAU-Community Symphony Orchestra, a collaborative
ensemble including students and community members; for
information and tickets, call 563-333-6251, Galvin Fine Arts Center,
518W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/galvin,
7:30pmWedOct 28.
SilversunPickups, rockers in concert with special guests Cage
the Elephant and An Horse; $25 in advance; for tickets, call 800-
514-ETIX, Exposition Gardens, 1601W. Northmoor Rd., Peoria, IL,
http://www.jaytv.com, 6pmWedOct 28.
Augustana Choir Fall Concert, for information, call 309-794-
7233, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 Brady St., Davenport, IA,
http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music, 8pmFri Oct 30.
SAUJazz Combo&STAMVOJA, hot jazz and cool harmonies
with SAU’s instrumental and vocal jazz ensembles; for information
and tickets, call 563-333-6251, Galvin Fine Arts Center, 518W.
Locust St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/galvin, 7:30pmFri
Oct 30.
Augustana Concert BandConcert, for information, call
309-794-7233, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music, 4pm
Sat Oct 31.
Augustana Symphonic BandConcert, for information, call
309-794-7233, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music, 8pm
Sat Oct 31.
DarkSide of Halloweenw/ ThinkFloydUSA, amazing lights,
lasers, and sound efects paired with Pink Floyd hits including
“Dark Side of the Moon”in its entirety; beverages available; $23-
$15; for tickets, call 563-326-8820, Capitol Theatre, 330W. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.thecapdavenport, 9pmSat Oct 31.
AbrahamLincolninSong, presentation by singer/songwriter
Chris Vallillo; refreshments served; free; for information, call 309-
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743-2701, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline, IL, http://
www.butterworthcenter.com, 7pmFri Nov 6.
Bettendorf ParkBandPre-Veteran’s Day Concert, free
admission; for information, e-mail jgibbs@netexpress.net, Herbert
Goettsch Community Center, 2204 Grant St., Bettendorf, IA, http://
www.geocities.com/bettparkband/, 7:30pmFri Nov 6.
The St. Lawrence StringQuartet, $29-$24; a presentation
in the 2009-10“Season of Headliners”series; for information, call
515-277-3727, Levitt Auditorium- Des Moines Art Center, 4700
Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA, http://www.desmoinesartcenter.
org, 8pmFri Nov 6.
Peoria Symphony Orchestra, with guest conductor Morihiko
Nakahara and violinist Henry Liebenow; $72-$36; for tickets, call
309-671-1096, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SWJeferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 8pmSat Nov 7.
QuadCity Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks II, featuring
Schwanter’s NewMorning for theWorld (Daybreak of Freedom),
Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
qcsymphony.com, 8pmSat Nov 7.
SAUJunior HighAll-Star BandFestival andConcert, an
all-day band festival culminating in an All-Star Band performance;
$5-$2; for information and tickets, call 563-333-6251, Galvin Fine
Arts Center, 518W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.
edu/galvin, 4pmSat Nov 7.
QuadCity Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks II, featuring
Schwanter’s NewMorning for theWorld (Daybreak of Freedom),
Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.qcsymphony.com, 2pmSunNov 8.
Robert Earl Keen, Texan singer-songwriter performing with
Todd Snider and Bruce Robison; for tickets, call 563-326-8820,
http://www.thecapdavenport, SunNov 8.
SavingAbel, rockers in concert with special guests Red,
Pop Evil, andTaddy Porter; $22 in advance; for tickets, call 800-
514-ETIX, Exposition Gardens, 1601W. Northmoor Rd., Peoria, IL,
http://www.jaytv.com, 6pmSunNov 8.
OzarkJubilee Holiday Spectacular, Branson’s musical
performers, with world-class comedian and fddler Doofus Dolittle;
for tickets, call 309-342-2299, OrpheumTheatre, 57 S. Kellogg St.,
Galesburg, IL, http://www.theorpheum.org, 2pmMonNov 9.
SAUSymphonic BandVeteran’s Day Concert, the annual
tribute to our nation’s veterans; for information and tickets,
call 563-333-6251, Galvin Fine Arts Center, 518W. Locust St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/galvin, 7:30pmWedNov 11.
Dáithí Sproule AndLaura MacKenzie, award-winning Celtic
musicians; $18-$15; for information and tickets, call 319-688-2653,
Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://
www.englert.org, 8pmFri Nov 13.
HerbAlpert &Lani Hall, jazz and pop stylings with acclaimed
duo; a Hancher Auditoriumpresentation; for tickets, call 319-
335-1160, Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
Riverside, IA, http://www.hancher.uiowa.edu, 7:30pmFri Nov 13.
The Knox-GalesburgSymphony: Classical Gas, conducted
by Bruce Polay, with guest soloists Carol Neuleib, fute; Nancy
Gillett, oboe; and Douglas Huf, bassoon, performing works by
Mozart, Haydn and Brahms; $18-$8; for tickets, call 309-341-7268,
OrpheumTheatre, 57 S. Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL, http://www.
knox.edu, 7:30pmSat Nov 14.
BostonBrass, a Cedar Rapids Community Concert; classical
arrangements and burning jazz standards; for ticket information,
call 319-540-2301, U.S. Cellular Center, 370 1st Ave NE, Cedar
Rapids, IA, http://www.CRCommunityConcerts.org, 7:30pmSun
Nov 15.
Brahms’ Requiem, with the SAUchorale performing the work
in English, accompanied by a four-hand piano arrangement by
the composer, performed by pianists JoanTrapp and Deborah
Sanborne; for information and tickets, call 563-333-6251, Galvin
Fine Arts Center, 518W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.
edu/galvin, 3pmSunNov 15.
m-pact, a Quad City Arts Visiting Artist evening with the a
cappella musicians; $12-$8; doors 4pm; for information, call 309-
793-1213, First Presbyterian Church, Iowa City, IA, http://www.
quadcityarts.com, 4pmSunNov 15.
BrownBagLunch: Hungrytown, folk singing musical duo
Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson; cofee fromDewey’s Cafe
provided; free; for information, call 563-344-4187, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com, 12pmFri Nov 20.
Opera @Augustana: Opera for the Holiday Season, “The
LittleThieves of Bethlehem”by Paul O. Stuart, libretto by Sally Gall;
$12-$8; for information, call 309-794-7233, Denkmann Memorial
Hall, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.
edu/academics/music, 8pmFri Nov 20thruSunNov 22.
Holiday Pops, featuring the Quad City Symphony Orchestra
and Cirque de la Symphonie, an exciting adaptation of the artistic
performances widely seen in theaters and arenas everywhere, i
wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.qcsymphony.
com, 7:30pmSat Nov 21.
AnIntimate Christmas withLorie Line, an evening with
the popular chanteuse, fve musicians, and Santa; $44; for
information and tickets, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221
East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.englert.org, 7:30pm
MonNov 23.
Faculty Recital: Robert Elfine, piano recital; for information,
call 309-794-7233, Denkmann Memorial Hall, Augustana College,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music, 8pm
Tue Nov 24.
Skillet, American Christian rock band, performing with Hawk
Nelson, special guest Decyfer Down, andThe Letter Black; $52-
$24; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.adlertheatre.com, 7pmSat Nov 28.
BHCStudent PianoRecital, for information, contact Jon
Palomaki at 309-796-5478 or palomakij@bhc.edu, Deere-Wiman
Carriage House, 817 11th Ave., Moline, IL, 7:30pmMonNov 30.
Rachel Price, jazz vocals with visiting artist, in Building 4, room
101; for information, contact Dr. Edgar Crockett at 309-796-5479 or
crockette@bhc.edu, Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600
34th Ave., Moline, IL, 11amMonNov 30.
Voice Seminar, for information, call 309-794-7233, Denkmann
Memorial Hall, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, http://www.
augustana.edu/academics/music, 10:45amTue Dec 1.
AnAugustana Christmas, Fri 8pm, Sat 4pm; $16-$8; for
information, call 309-794-7233, Centennial Hall, Augustana
College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.
edu/academics/music, 8pmFri Dec 4andSat Dec 5.
Choral Dynamics of Galesburg, Fri &Sat 7:30pm, Sun 3pm;
for tickets and information, call 309-342-2299, OrpheumTheatre,
57 S. Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL, http://www.theorpheum.org,
7:30pmFri Dec 4thruSunDec 6.
Alexander Markov, violinist; $29-$24; a presentation in the
2009-10“Season of Headliners”series; for information, call 515-
277-3727, Levitt Auditorium- Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand
Avenue, Des Moines, IA, http://www.desmoinesartcenter.org, 8pm
Sat Dec 5.
Natalie MacMaster: Christmas inCape Breton, traditional
Christmas carols with Celtic melodies, foot-tapping rave-ups,
heart-wrenching ballads, and world-class step dancing; a Hancher
Auditoriumpresentation; for tickets, call 319-335-1160, Riverside
Casino and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside, IA, http://
www.hancher.uiowa.edu, 7:30pmSat Dec 5.
QuadCity Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks III,
featuring Hannah Holman on cello, Dvorak’s Cello Concerto, and
Shoshtakovich’s Symphony No. 5; conducted by Mark Russell
Smith; for information, call 563-322-QCSO(7276), Adler Theatre,
136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.qcsymphony.com, 8pm
Sat Dec 5.
QuadCity Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks III,
featuring Hannah Holman on cello, Dvorak’s Cello Concerto, and
Shoshtakovich’s Symphony No. 5; conducted by Mark Russell
Smith; for information, call 563-322-QCSO(7276), Centennial Hall,
Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
qcsymphony.com, 2pmSunDec 6.
BHCStudent Vocal Recital, for information, contact Jon
Palomaki at 309-796-5478 or palomakij@bhc.edu, Deere-Wiman
Carriage House, 817 11th Ave., Moline, IL, 7:30pmMonDec 7.
BHCCommunity BandConcert, in Building 4, second foor;
for information, call JimCrowder at 563-332-5879, Black Hawk
College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL, 7:30pm
Tue Dec 8.
Straight NoChaser, holiday tunes with 10-man a cappella
ensemble; a Hancher Auditoriumpresentation; for tickets, call
319-335-1160, Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City, IA, http://www.
hancher.uiowa.edu, 7:30pmTue Dec 8.
Student Recital: Various Student Musicians, for information,
call 309-794-7233, Denkmann Memorial Hall, Augustana College,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music,
10:45amTue Dec 8.
Calls For Entry
Ars NovaVocal Academy AcceptingStudents, specializing
in the proper technique of musical theatre singing, as well as
the classics; private lessons available mornings &evenings; for
information, call 309-292-1866 or e-mail arsnovavocal@yahoo.
com, thruThuDec 31.
Karli Rose Kell Music ScholarshipFund, proceeds fromnew
Ellis Kell CDto beneft area youth needing fnancial assistance
in pursuing their musical passions; for information, call 563-326-
1333, ext 113, River Music Experience, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
http://www.rivermusicexperience.org, thruThuDec 31.
Mojo’s Seeks Local Performers, seeking individuals,
school groups, and bands to performon the community stage;
basic sound systemand limited house musical equipment
available; for information, call Anne Helms at 563-326-1333, ext
104 or e-mail ahelms@rivermusicexperience.org, http://www.
rivermusicexperience.org, thruThuDec 31.
Vocal Lessons withSunshine, private lessons available by
appointment; for information, call 309-794-1410, Sunshine’s
Performing Arts Studio &Resale Store, 1303 30th Ave., Rock Island,
IL, thruThuDec 31.
Mike Compton&DavidGrier Workshop, learn guitar skills
with the bluegrass musicians; $3, or free with purchase of tickets to
evening concert; for information, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone
Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA, http://www.redstoneroom.com,
4:30pmWedSep30.
National Zither Gathering, for information, call 563-322-8844,
German American Heritage Center, 712W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA,
http://www.gahc.org, MonOct 12thruSat Oct 17.
Readings & Discussions
DAGOBAH, on the 2nd Monday of the month; sci-f &fantasy
book club; free; for information, visit DavenportLibrary.com,
Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 Main Street, Davenport, IA,
6pmthruMonDec 14.
Short &Sweets BookClub, on the 2nd Monday of the month;
discuss a short story while eating delicious sweets; free, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
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davenportlibrary.com, 10amthruMonDec 14.
Midwest WritingCenter BookDiscussions, on the 3rd
Thursday of the month; local personalities share their favorite
books in a casual setting; free; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA,
http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org, 7pmthruThuDec 17.
Mystery BookClub, for information, call 309-755-9614, East
Moline Public Library, 740 16th Ave., East Moline, IL, http://empl.lib.
il.us, 6:30pmWedSep2.
Matt McCue, Iowa City native reads fromhis memoir, “An
Honorable Run”; a portion of the book’s proceeds will beneft the
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network; free, Prairie Lights Bookstore,
15 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.prairielights.com, 7pm
Tue Sep8.
Romance BookClub, for information, call 309-755-9614, East
Moline Public Library, 740 16th Ave., East Moline, IL, http://empl.lib.
il.us, 12:30pmTue Sep8.
AmericanWife, a Between the Lines Book Discussion of
Curtis Sittenfeld’s book; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 7pmWedSep9.
Ffur Dafydd, Welsh writer in residence this fall in the
University of Iowa International Writing Programreads fromher
award-winning novel “20,000 Saints”; free, Prairie Lights Bookstore,
15 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA, http://news-releases.uiowa.
edu/2009/august/082009iwp.html, 7pmWedSep9.
JohnKoethe, poet reads fromhis newcollection, “Ninety-ffth
Street”; free, Prairie Lights Bookstore, 15 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City,
IA, http://www.prairielights.com, 7pmThuSep10.
River Readings at Augustana: RebeccaWee, poet and
associate professor of English reads fromher works; reception
following; free; for information, call 309-794-7823 or e-mail
MargaretRogal@augustana.edu, Wallenberg Hall, Augustana
College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, 7pmThuSep10.
Walt Whitman’s Lincoln: AnEveningof Whitman’s
Memories of the Civil War andOur 16thPresident, presentation
by storyteller Brian“Fox”Ellis; refreshments served; free; for
information, call 309-743-2701, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th
Street, Moline, IL, http://www.butterworthcenter.com, 7pmFri
Sep11.
The RussianPassenger, a Mystery Book Discussion of
Gunther Ohnemus’ novel; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 9:30amSat Sep12.
AMercy, aWest End Book Discussion of Toni Morrison’s novel;
free; to register, call 563-888-3371, Fairmount Street Library, 3000
N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com,
7pmTue Sep15.
GermanAmericanHeritage Center BookDiscussionGroup
Meeting, for information, call 563-322-8844, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.gahc.
org, 7pmTue Sep15.
Sleepingat the Starlite Motel, a discussion of BaileyWhite’s
novel, with the Pageturners Book Club; free; for information, call
309-736-5737, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL,
http://www.molinelibrary.com, 7pmTue Sep15.
Mary Casanova, with the award-winning author of “One Dog
Canoe”; free; for information, call 309-736-5739, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com,
7pmWedSep16.
AMighty Fortress: ANewHistory of the GermanPeople,
100BCtothe 21st Century, a Contemporary Books Discussion
of Steven Ozment’s work; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 2pmWedSep16.
Crabwalk, a Contemporary Books Discussion of Gunter
Grass’ work; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com, 7pmWedSep16.
After theWall: Confessions fromanEast German
Childhoodandthe LifeThat Came Next, a German American
Heritage Center Book Discussion of Jana Hensel’s work; for
information, call 563-322-8844, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.gahc.org, 7pmThu
Sep17.
Killer Angels, a Civil War Book Discussion of Michael Shaara’s
book on the Battle of Gettysburg, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for
fction, and the basis for the movie“Gettysburg”; in the Platinum
Room; to register, call 309-736-5737, Moline Public Library, 3210
41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, 6:30pmThu
Sep17.
Fahrenheit 451, a discussion of Ray Bradbury’s novel, with the
Classics Book Club; free; for information, call 309-736-5737, Moline
Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.
com, 7pmMonSep21.
Out LoudOpenProse &Poetry Readings, for information,
call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite
303, Davenport, IA, http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org, 7pm
ThuSep24.
Ghost Tales, for information, call 309-786-7336, Arsenal Island,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.davenporthouse.org, 7pmSat Sep26.
Beat Poetry Night, co-sponsored by the Midwest Writing
Center; for information, call 563-324-1410, River Music Experience,
129 Main St, Davenport, IA, http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org,
7pmMonSep28.
The Sunfower, presented by the Jewish Federation of the
Quad Cities; a discussion of SimonWiesenthal’s book on the
Holocaust; free; for information, call 309-736-5737, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com,
7pmTue Sep29.
Inkheart, YALibrarian John Gillette and Information
Librarian Hedy Hustedde lead a discussion of Cornelia Funke’s
book, followed by a live half-hour video chat with the author;
refreshments served; the frst 30 participants will receive a
bookplate autographed by the author; a Global Gathering
Germany event; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com, 4pmWedSep30.
River Readings at Augustana: James Galvin, member of
the permanent faculty at the IowaWriters’Workshop reads from
his poetry and prose; reception following; free; for information,
call 309-794-7823 or e-mail MargaretRogal@augustana.edu,
Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
7pmThuOct 1.
Sci-Fi BookClub, for information, call 309-755-9614, East
Moline Public Library, 740 16th Ave., East Moline, IL, http://empl.lib.
il.us, 6:30pmWedOct 7.
Three Bags Full, a Mystery Book Discussion of Leonie Swann’s
novel; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com, 9:30amSat Oct 10.
Lethal Legacy, a Between the Lines Book Discussion of Linda
Fairstein’s book; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, 7pmWedOct 14.
RyanCollins Poetry Reading, Ryan Collins will read from
his newchapbook, as part of theVisible Cities Project; free; for
information, call 563-344-4179, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.
com, 7pmMonOct 19.
The Age of Innocence, a discussion of EdithWharton’s novel,
with the Classics Book Club; free; for information, call 309-736-
5737, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.
molinelibrary.com, 7pmMonOct 19.
LovingFrank, a discussion of Nancy Horan’s novel, with the
Pageturners Book Club; free; for information, call 309-736-5737,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.
molinelibrary.com, 7pmTue Oct 20.
TheTimeTraveler’sWife, aWest End Book Discussion of
Audrey Nifenegger’s novel; free; to register, call 563-888-3371,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 7pmTue Oct 20.
Crabwalk, a Contemporary Books Discussion of Gunter
Grass’ work; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com, 1pmWedOct 21.
AMighty Fortress: ANewHistory of the GermanPeople,
100BCtothe 21st Century, a Contemporary Books Discussion
of Steven Ozment’s work; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 7pmWedOct 21.
TheVisible Cities Poetry Project: ADiscussionwithRyan
Collins, local author and poetry resident leads a discussion of his
chapbook; free; for information, call 563-888-3371, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, 4pmThuOct 22.
ThreeYears withthe 92ndIllinois: The Civil War Diary of
JohnM. King, a Civil War Book Discussion; to register, call 309-736-
5737, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.
molinelibrary.com, 6:30pmThuOct 22.
Midwest WritingCenter Readings, read by participants of
the Great River Writer’s Retreat; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA,
http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org, 7pmFri Oct 23.
HalloweenPoetry Jamfor Adults, Mike McCarty and Mark
McLaughlin, frequent nominees and winners of the BramStoker
Award, will host a reading of scary poetry by members of the
audience, supplementing audience input by reading fromtheir
own works; McCarty and McLaughlin will sign their books, and
the library’s newest horror DVDs will be on display and available
for check out; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com, 7pmMonOct 26.
Children’s Literature Festival, co-sponsored by the Midwest
Writing Center; for information, call 563-324-1410, RiverCenter,
136 E. 3rd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.midwestwritingcenter.
org, 8amTue Oct 27.
Out LoudOpenProse &Poetry Readings, for information,
call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite
303, Davenport, IA, http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org, 7pm
ThuOct 29.
TWC3rdAnnual International WomenAuthors Series:
Alexandra Fuller, register by Oct. 30 for Nov. 4 event; The
Women’s Connection presents an evening with the author of
“Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood”;
sponsored byTrinity; $30, $250/book-club tables of 10; for
information, contact Colleen Raferty at 309-631-0167 or info@
asktwc.com, Radisson Quad City Plaza Hotel, 421W. River Dr.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.AskTWC.com, 5:30pmFri Oct 30.
Jefrey Copeland, author discusses his WorldWar II book
“Inman’s War”in a presentation sponsored by the African American
Museumof Iowa; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 6pmTue Nov 3.
Mystery BookClub, for information, call 309-755-9614, East
Moline Public Library, 740 16th Ave., East Moline, IL, http://empl.lib.
il.us, 6:30pmWedNov 4.
Romance BookClub, for information, call 309-755-9614, East
Moline Public Library, 740 16th Ave., East Moline, IL, http://empl.lib.
il.us, 12:30pmTue Nov 10.
Still Alice, a Between the Lines Book Discussion of Lisa
Genova’s book; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, 7pmWedNov 11.
Twilight, a discussion of Stephenie Meyer’s vampire novel,
with the chance to win a gift certifcate to see the sequel “New
Moon”; free; for information, call 309-736-5737, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com,
7pmThuNov 12.
Discussionof Murder, withPeacocks, a Mystery Book
Discussion of Donna Andrews’ book; free; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 9:30amSat
Nov 14.
Local Author BookSigningandSale, for information, call
563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport, IA, http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org, 1pmSat
Nov 14.
Pride &Prejudice, a discussion of Jane Austen’s novel, with the
Classics Book Club; free; for information, call 309-736-5737, Moline
Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.
com, 7pmMonNov 16.
Holidays onIce, a discussion of David Sedaris’ book, with
the Pageturners Book Club; free; for information, call 309-736-
5737, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.
molinelibrary.com, 7pmTue Nov 17.
Hotel onthe Corner of Bitter andSweet, aWest End Book
Discussion of Jamie Ford’s novel; free; to register, call 563-888-
3371, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport,
IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 7pmTue Nov 17.
The Path: AOne-MileWalkThroughthe Universe, a
Contemporary Books Discussion of Chet Raymo’s book; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.
com, 7pmWedNov 18.
TriedbyWar: Lincolnas Commander inChief, a
Contemporary Books Discussion of James McPherson’s book in
commemoration of the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.
com, 1pmWedNov 18.
Out LoudOpenProse &Poetry Readings, for information,
call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite
303, Davenport, IA, http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org, 7pm
ThuNov 19.
Sci-Fi BookClub, for information, call 309-755-9614, East
Moline Public Library, 740 16th Ave., East Moline, IL, http://empl.lib.
il.us, 6:30pmWedDec 2.
Midwest WritingCenter Author BookSigning, for
information, call 563-324-1410, Barnes &Noble, 320WKimberly
Rd, Davenport, IA, http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org, 1pm
Sat Dec 5.
Last Night at the Lobster, a Between the Lines Book
Discussion of Stewart O’Nan’s book; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 7pmWedDec 9.
Workshops & Classes
TheWriter’s Studio, on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the
month; work with award-winning writers and published authors;
if you wish to read, bring a maximumof 5 double-spaced
pages; free; for information, call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing
Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA, http://www.
midwestwritingcenter.org, 10amthruSat Dec 19.
DoIt Write, 6-wk writing class with JoanneWiklund, in
the community room; $20; for information, call 309-523-3440,
River Valley Library, 214 S. Main St., Port Byron, IL, http://www.
rivervalleylibrary.org, 10amWedSep2.
WorkshoponBeat Poetry; Part I, writing workshop; for
information, call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd
St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA, http://www.midwestwritingcenter.
org, 1pmSat Sep12.
WorkshoponFoodWriting, for information, call 563-324-
1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport,
IA, http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org, 1pmSat Sep12.
WorkshoponBeat Poetry; Part II, writing workshop; for
information, call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd
St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA, http://www.midwestwritingcenter.
org, 1pmSat Sep19.
TheWriter’s Studio, work with award-winning writers and
published authors; if you wish to read, bring a maximumof 5
double-spaced pages; free; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA,
http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org, 10amSat Sep19.
The BannedWagon: AreYouONor OFF?, a celebration of
the freedomto read during Banned Books Week, with displays of
frequently challenged materials, and discussions on what freedom
to read means to you; for information, call 309-762-6883, Moline
Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.
com, Sat Sep26.
Pen-in-HandMini-Conference, writing workshop; for
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information, call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd
St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA, http://www.midwestwritingcenter.
org, 8:30amSat Oct 3.
TheWriter’s Studio, work with award-winning writers and
published authors; if you wish to read, bring a maximumof 5
double-spaced pages; free; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA,
http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org, 10amSat Oct 3.
HowtoWrite a Holiday Letter That Sparkles, writing
workshop; for information, call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing
Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA, http://www.
midwestwritingcenter.org, 1pmSat Oct 17.
QCArts Poet inResidencePoetryWorkshop, for information,
call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite
303, Davenport, IA, http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org, 7pm
WedOct 21.
Questions of Travel: WritingAbout Place &Identity, poetry
workshop with Quad City Arts’ Ryan Collins; free; for information,
call 309-792-1213, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2ndSt. Suite 303,
Davenport, IA, http://www.quadcityarts.com, 7pmWedOct 21.
WritingYour Legacy Letter, for information, call 563-324-
1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport,
IA, http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org, 1pmSat Oct 24.
Midwest WritingCenter Write-a-thon, for information, call
563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport, IA, http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org, 1pmSat
Oct 31.
Calls For Entry
TheVisible Cities Poetry Project, project in which
participants select a unique way of looking at (or thinking of) the
Quad Cities and its surrounding areas, your hometown or any
other place that you feel has made an impact on your identity,
and write a poem(or poems) fromthat perspective; winners will
be invited to read their work at a public reading hosted by Ryan
Collins onThursday evening, October 22; free; for information,
e-mail Ryan Collins at rcollins@midwestwritingcenter.org, Midwest
Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA, http://www.
midwestwritingcenter.org, thruThuOct 1.
Performances
Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical, debuting musical-comedy on
the curiosities of middle age; Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday
5:45pmdoors, 7;45pmshow; Sunday 3:45pmdoors, 5:45pmshow;
Wednesday matinee 11:30amdoors, 1:30pmshow; for tickets,
call 309-786-7733, extension 2, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828
3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.circa21.com, WedSep2thru
Sat Nov 7.
The Riddle of Rumpelstiltskin, on Saturdays at 1pm;
Ellsworth Schave’s adaptation of the classic fairy tale; for tickets,
call 800-35AMANA, Old CreameryTheatre, 39 38th Ave., Amana,
IA, http://www.oldcreamery.com, Sat Sep5thruSat Oct 10.
Fat Pig, Neil LaBute drama, directed by SAUjunior Dan
Hernandez; Thursday &Friday 7:30pm, Saturday 3pm; $6; for
information, call 563-333-6251, Galvin Fine Arts Center, 518W.
Locust St., Davenport, IA, http://web.sau.edu/theatre, ThuSep10
thruSat Sep12.
Glengarry GlenRoss, a CurtainboxTheatre Co. production
of David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize winning dark comedy about
cutthroat real-estate salesmen; Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and
Tuesdays 7:30pm, Sundays 3pm; $15-$12; for tickets, call 563-650-
8121 or e-mail reservations@thecurtainbox.com, VillageTheatre,
2113 E 11th St, Village of East Davenport, IA, http://thecurtainbox.
com, ThuSep10thruSunSep27.
Don’t HugMe, musical-comedy involving a slick-talking
karaoke salesman who turns the locals’ lives upside-down; Fridays
and Saturdays 7:30pm, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays 3pm;
$26.50-$17.50; for tickets, call 1-800-35-AMANA, Old Creamery
Theatre, 39 38th Ave., Amana, IA, http://www.oldcreamery.com,
ThuSep10thruSunOct 11.
See HowThey Run, farcical comedy directed byTomSwegle;
Fridays and Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays 3pm; $10; for tickets, call
309-762-0330, Playcrafters BarnTheatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline, IL,
http://www.playcrafters.com, Fri Sep11thruSunSep20.
Altar Boyz, a foot-stomping, rafter-raising, musical comedy
about a fctional Christian boy band on the last night of their
national “Raise the Praise”tour; Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
7:30pm, Sundays 2:30pm; $25-$15; for tickets, call 319-366-8591,
Theatre Cedar Rapids, 103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.
theatrecr.org, Fri Sep11thruSunSep27.
ADog’s Life, a roll-over, play-dead, feel-good musical by Sean
Grennan and Leah Okimoto; Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
7:30pm, Sundays 2pm; $27-$12; for tickets, call 319-338-7672,
RiversideTheatre, 213 N. Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.
riversidetheatre.org, Fri Sep11thruSunOct 4.
The ZooStory, Edward Albee’s two-character comedy,
directed byTristanTapscott; Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
7:30pm, Sundays 2:30pm; $10; for tickets and information, call
309-235-1654 or e-mail info@harrisonhilltop.com, Harrison
HilltopTheatre, 1601 Harrison St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
harrisonhilltop.com, ThuSep17thruSunSep27.
Stomp, international percussion-musical smash; $208-107; for
tickets, call 309-673-3200, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SWJeferson
Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7:30pmTue
Sep22andWedSep23.
Wicked, Tony-winning musical retelling of “TheWizard of Oz”;
for a showschedule and tickets, call 515-246-2300, Civic Center of
Greater Des Moines, 221Walnut St., Des Moines, IA, http://www.
civiccenter.org, WedSep23thruFri Oct 16.
Excerpts from“SimonWisenthal: Nazi Hunter”, passages
fromfull-length one-man showfeaturing Quad City Arts Visiting
Artist TomDugan; free; for information, call 309-736-5739, Moline
Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.
com, 6:30pmThuSep24.
Camelot, Iowa City CommunityTheatre’s presentation
of Lerner &Lowe’s Arthurian musical, $15-$10; for tickets
and information, call 319-338-0443, Englert Theatre,
221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.
iowacitycommunitytheatre.com, ThuSep24thruSunSep27.
AVacationtoDie For, interactive mystery-comedy with the
It’s a Mystery troupe; $35/dinner &show; for reservations, call 563-
359-1607, The Lodge Hotel, Spruce Hills &Utica Ridge, Bettendorf,
IA, http://www.itsamysteryqc.com, 6:30pmFri Sep25.
Master Harold... andthe Boys, a Dreamwell Theatre
production of Athol Fugard’s apartheid drama; Fridays and
Saturdays 7:30pm; $12-$8; for information, call 319-541-0140,
Unitarian Universalist Society, 10 S Gilbert St, Iowa City, IA, http://
www.dreamwell.com/web/, 7:30pmFri Sep25thruSat Oct 3.
BusTripto“Jersey Boys”, trip to Chicago’s Bank of America
Theatre to see theTony-winning Four Seasons musical; $130; bus
leave fromMt. Carroll’s The Land of Oz; for information and tickets,
call 815-244-2035, Timber Lake Playhouse, P.O. Box 29, Mt. Carroll,
IL, http://www.timberlakeplayhouse.org, 8amSat Sep26.
SimonWiesenthal: Nazi Hunter, Quad City Arts Visiting
Artist TomDugan in his one-man show; 6:30pmdoors, venue to
be determined; free, donations accepted; for information, call
309-793-1213, Quad City Arts Center, 1715 2nd Ave, Rock Island, IL,
http://www.quadcityarts.com, 6:30pmSat Sep26.
AroundtheWorldin80Days, family adventure-comedy by
Mark Brown, fromJules Verne’s novel, directed by Jennifer Kingry;
four continents, 5 actors, and 39 characters in the original Amazing
Race; Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays 4pm;
$8; for tickets, call 309-944-2244, BarnTheatre in Richmond Hill
Park, Geneseo, IL, http://www.rhplayers.com, ThuOct 1thruSun
Oct 11.
TiredAmericanDream: Public Reading, reading of
premiering rock musical about a group of artists preparing to
graduate college; performances in March, 2010; for information,
call 309-235-1654, Harrison HilltopTheatre, 1601 Harrison St,
Davenport, IA, http://www.harrisonhilltop.com, Fri Oct 2.
The Bookof Liz, comedy by David and Amy Sedaris;
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays; for tickets, call 319-335-1160, E.
C. MabieTheatre, UI Theatre Bldg., Iowa City, IA, http://www.uiowa.
edu/~theatre, ThuOct 8thruSunOct 18.
The Best LittleWhorehouse inTexas, popular musical-
comedy set in Miss Mona’s Chicken ranch; Friday and Saturday
7:30pm, Sunday 3pm; $15-$11; for information, call 563-333-6251,
Galvin Fine Arts Center, 518W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, http://
www.sau.edu/galvin, Fri Oct 9thruSunOct 11.
Swimminginthe Shallows, a NewGroundTheatre
presentation of AdamBock’s Buddhist comedy; Fridays and
Saturdays 7:30pm, Thursdays and Sundays 2pm; $15-$12; for
tickets and information, call 563-326-7529, VillageTheatre,
2113 E 11th St, Village of East Davenport, IA, http://www.
newgroundtheatre.org, ThuOct 15thruSunOct 25.
Disney Live! Rockin’ RoadShow, classic characters in an
original storyline, fromthe producers of “Disney On Ice”; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL,
http://www.iwirelesscenter.com, Fri Oct 16.
Starlighters II StudioShowcase, annual presentation of play
clips and musical numbers; Friday and Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday
2pm; for tickets, call 319-462-4793, Starlighters Theatre, 136 E.
Main St., Anamosa, Iowa, http://www.starlighters.org, 7:30pmFri
Oct 16thruSunOct 18.
Rock’n’ Roll, TomStoppard’s Tony-nominated drama,
spanning 20 years; $25-$15; Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
7:30pm, Sundays 2:30pm; for tickets, call 319-366-8591, Theatre
Cedar Rapids, 103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.
theatrecr.org, 7:30pmFri Oct 16thruSunOct 25.
The BigFunk, comic drama byTony and Oscar winner John
Patrick Shanley; for mature audiences; Fridays and Saturdays
7:30pm, Sundays 1:30pm; for tickets, call 309-794-7306, Fri Oct 16
thruSunOct 25.
Zombie Prom, musical-comedy directed by JefShields;
on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays; $15-$10; for tickets
and information, call 319-338-0443, Iowa City Community
Theatre, 4265 Oak Crest Hill Rd, Iowa City, IA, http://www.
iowacitycommunitytheatre.com, Fri Oct 16thruSat Oct 31.
Shady Business, slapstick comedy involving twoVegas
showgirls in trouble with the mob; Fridays and Saturdays 7:30pm,
Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays 3pm; $26.50-$17.50; for
tickets, call 1-800-35-AMANA, Old CreameryTheatre, 39 38th Ave.,
Amana, IA, http://www.oldcreamery.com, 7:30pmFri Oct 16thru
Sat Nov 14.
Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre, for information, call 563-
322-8844, German American Heritage Center, 712W. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.gahc.org, 10amSat Oct 17.
Winnie-the-Pooh, Davenport Junior Theatre’s production
of A.A. Milne’s storybook classic; Saturdays 2 &7pm, Sundays
2pm; $5; for information, call 563-326-7862, Nighswander Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, IA, http://www.
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 2pmSat Oct 17thruSunOct 25.
The Rocky Horror Show, let’s do the time warp again!; $20;
for a showschedule and tickets, call 309-235-1654 or e-mail info@
can-be-funny pastiche Mid-Life! Te Crisis
Musical (September 2 through November
7), Davenport’s Adler Teatre welcomes
the touring production of the 1980s
celebration Te Wedding Singer (October
26) and a lavish staging of Te Wizard of
Oz (November 29), and Bettendorf ’s Lodge
Hotel will host the latest mystery/comedy
by the It’s a Mystery players – A Vacation
to Die for – on September 25, October 23,
November 13, and December 11. (Okay,
granted, that last one isn’t technically a
musical. But I know a bunch of those
performers; I’m betting that somebody’s
gonna break into song.)
Te Village Teatre will be perpetually
booked this autumn, with the East
Davenport venue housing the Curtainbox
Teatre Company’s presentation of David
Mamet’s joyously acerbic Glengarry Glen
Ross (September 11 through 27), and New
Ground Teatre’s stagings of the Adam
Bock comedy Swimming in the Shallows
(October 15 through 24) and Kate Fodor’s
much-lauded 100 Saints You Should Know
(November 29 through December 12).
Taking a trek across town – and up a
hill – the city’s Harrison Hilltop Teatre
has four oferings planned: Edward Albee’s
two-character Te Zoo Story (September
17 through 27), the time-warp wackiness
of Te Rocky Horror Show (October 17
through 31), the John Steinbeck adaptation
Of Mice & Men (November 19 through 29),
and a series of monologues on childbirth
titled, appropriately enough, Birth
(December 10 through 20).
From across town we now venture across
the river, where Moline’s Playcrafers Barn
Teatre will deliver British farce with See
How Tey Run (September 11 through 20),
Geneseo’s Richmond Hill Barn Teatre
houses a world of wonders in Around the
World in 80 Days (October 1 through 11),
and Galesburg’s Knox College takes on the
Russian melancholy of Anton Chekhov with
Te Tree Sisters (November 4 through 7).
A
t last count, there were a
whopping 46 area-theatre
productions scheduled
between September and
December, and included among
the titles are A Dog’s Life, Te Big
Funk, Scrooge!, Don’t Hug Me,
and Mid-Life! Te Crisis Musical.
It’s the season that my editor, Jef,
has been waiting for!
Actually, it’s hard to imagine
what fan of the stage wouldn’t be
looking forward to this autumn’s
lineup. With plays by such noted
authors as Anton Chekhov, David
Mamet, Tom Stoppard, Edward
Albee, John Patrick Shanley, Neil
LaBute, and good ol’ William Shakespeare,
and musicals running the gamut from Altar
Boyz to Zombie Prom, the Quad Cities and
its surrounding areas will send you to the
theatrical destination of your choice, be it
South Africa, England, or under the sea.
All three locales, in fact, will be stops in
Iowa City’s fall-theatre tour, as Dreamwell
Teatre presents Athol Fugard’s apartheid
drama Master Harold ... & the Boys
(running September 25 through October
3), while the Englert Teatre hosts the Iowa
City Community Teatre production of
Lerner & Loewe’s musical classic Camelot
(September 24 through 27) and the stage
adaptation of Marcus Pfster’s children’s
book Te Rainbow Fish (November 8).
Meanwhile, the Iowa City Community
Teatre’s home venue – at the Johnson
County Fairgrounds – will house the
infectious fun of the musical Zombie Prom
(October 16 through 31), while the city’s
Riverside Teatre ofers a musical comedy
about a man and his pooch in A Dog’s
Life (September 11 through October 4),
and a haunting Holocaust memoir in Te
Diary of Anne Frank (October 22 through
November 8), a co-production with Cornell
College.
Elsewhere in Iowa, Teatre Cedar Rapids
presents a terrifcally eclectic theatrical
trio: the cheeky boy-band spoof Altar
Boyz (September 11 through 27), Tom
Stoppard’s European kaleidoscope Rock ’n’
Roll (October 16 through 25), and that red-
headed Broadway belter Annie (November
20 through December 6). And the Amana
Colonies’ Old Creamery Teatre will deliver
Las Vegas high jinks with Shady Business
(October 16 through November 15), and
a Minnesota-based musical comedy with
what might be the fall’s most intriguing
title, Don’t Hug Me (September 10 through
October 11).
Musical comedies will, of course, also
be in full force in the Quad Cities. Rock
Island’s Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse
presents its debut of the forgetfulness-
Fall’s Swell, and Ends Well
Fall Theatre in the Quad Cities and Surrounding Areas
by Mike Schulz
mike@rcreader.com
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AChristmas Carol, fundraising performance of Charles
Dickens’ holiday classic, co-produced by the Peace Pipe Players,
adapted by Anthony E. Palermo; Friday and Saturday 7pm, Sunday
2pm; $15-$8; for tickets and information, call 563-652-9815,
Ohnward Fine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St., Maquoketa, IA, http://
www.ohnwardfneartscenter.com, Fri Nov 20thruSunNov 22.
Annie, Tony-winning Broadway musical smash; Thursdays
thru Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays 2:30pm; $25-$15; for tickets, call
319-366-8591, Theatre Cedar Rapids, 103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids,
IA, http://www.theatrecr.org, Fri Nov 20thruSunDec 6.
What AreYouGivingfor Christmas?, with Delene
McConnaha producing, andTomCharlton serving as music
director; for information, e-mail pearlcityplayers@yahoo.com,
Central Middle School - Muscatine, 901 Cedar St, Muscatine, IA, Fri
Nov 20thruSunNov 22.
Kindertransport, a Festival 56 presentation of Diane Samuels’
WorldWar II-era drama; for information and tickets, call 309-879-
5656, Grace Performing Arts Center, 316 Main St., Princeton, IL,
http://www.festival56.com, Fri Nov 20thruSat Nov 28.
100SaintsYouShouldKnow, a NewGroundTheatre
presentation of Kate Fodor’s drama about a dissatisfed cleaning
woman and a troubled priest; Fridays and Saturdays 7:30pm,
Thursdays and Sundays 2pm; $15-$12; for tickets and information,
call 563-326-7529, VillageTheatre, 2113 E 11th St, Village of East
Davenport, IA, http://www.newgroundtheatre.org, 7:30pmFri
Nov 27thruSunDec 6.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, family comedy adaptation
of Barbara Robinson’s beloved book, directed by Jalayne Riewerts;
for information and tickets, call 563-242-6760, Clinton Area
Showboat Theatre, Clinton, IA, http://www.clintonshowboat.org,
Fri Nov 27thruSunDec 13.
Frosty’s Magic Hat, a musical family adventure, with lunch
and show-only performances available; Tuesdays thru Sundays; for
tickets, call 309-786-7733, extension 2, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse,
1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.circa21.com, Fri Nov 27
thruSat Dec 26.
Cirque Dreams Illumination, featuring inventive costumes,
special efects, and an international cast of acrobats, contortionists,
daredevils, musicians, and more; at 3 &8pm; $208-107; for tickets,
call 309-673-3200, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SWJeferson Ave,
Peoria, IL, http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, Sat Nov 28.
TheWizardof Oz, a lavish stage version of the classic movie,
with dazzling special efects, choreography, and costumes; for
information, call 563-326-8522, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.adlertheatre.com, 7pmSunNov 29.
AChristmas Carol, aYouTheater performance of Charles
Dickens’ classic; at 10:15am&12:15pm; $6; for information, call
309-673-8900, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SWJeferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, Tue Dec 1.
Cirque Dreams Illumination, stage extravaganza with the
world-renowned acrobats; for information and tickets, call 515-
246-2300, Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, 221Walnut St., Des
Moines, IA, http://www.civiccenter.org, Tue Dec 1thruSunDec 6.
Sister’s Christmas Catechism, comedy in which Sister takes
on the mystery of what happened to the Magi’s gold; for tickets
and information, call 515-246-2300, Temple for Performing Arts,
1011 Locust St, Des Moines, IA, http://www.civiccenter.org, Wed
Dec 2thruSunDec 13.
Babes inToyland, family musical classic, with newbook and
lyrics by director John Donald O’Shea; Thursdays, Friday, and
Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 2pm; $15-$9; for tickets and information,
call 309-762-6610, Quad City Music Guild - Prospect Park
Auditorium, 1584 34th Ave., Moline, IL, http://www.qcmusicguild.
com, 7:30pmThuDec 3thruSunDec 6.
AChristmasWizardof Oz, a newadaptation comes complete
with child-friendly dialogue and familiar Christmas carols the
audience and performers can sing together; for information, call
309-788-5433, The Center for Living, 2008 4th Ave, Rock Island, IL,
http://www.center4living.com, Fri Dec 4.
TiredAmericanDream: WorkshopPerformance, premiering
rock musical about a group of artists preparing to graduate
college; performances in March, 2010; for information, call 309-
235-1654, Harrison HilltopTheatre, 1601 Harrison St, Davenport,
IA, http://www.harrisonhilltop.com, Fri Dec 4.
IrvingBerlin’sWhite Christmas, Tony-nominated stage
version of the beloved movie musical; Fridays and Saturdays
7:30pm, Sundays 2:30pm; $13-$14; for tickets, call 319-462-4793,
Starlighters Theatre, 136 E. Main St., Anamosa, Iowa, http://www.
starlighters.org, Fri Dec 4thruSunDec 13.
There’s a ChristmasTree inTerminal C, a Festival 56
presentation of Dexter Brigham’s holiday-themed musical
comedy; Tuesdays thru Sundays; for information and tickets,
call 309-879-5656, Grace Performing Arts Center, 316 Main St.,
Princeton, IL, http://www.festival56.com, Fri Dec 4thruWedDec
23.
APartridge ina Pear Tree, the familiar song comes to life
in Lowell Swortzell’s family musical; 1pm; for tickets, call 800-
35AMANA, Old CreameryTheatre, 39 38th Ave., Amana, IA, http://
www.oldcreamery.com, Sat Dec 5.
AYear withFrog&Toad, musical-comedy adaptation
of Arnold Lobel’s beloved children’s books; 3pm; $8-$6; for
information, call 563-333-6251, Galvin Fine Arts Center, 518W.
Locust St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/galvin, Sat Dec 5
andSunDec 6.
Auditions & Calls For Entry
Rent, auditions for Jonathan Larson’s musical, directed by
Wayne Hess, with production dates and rehearsals early-mid
March thru May 1; no conficts allowed during the rehearsal
period; all cast members must be excellent singers/actors/movers;
bring music in the proper key, accompanist provided, no CD
accompaniment or a cappella singing permitted; be prepared
to read fromthe script and sing fromthe score; auditions
by appointment only; e-mail headshot/resume to casting@
harrisonhilltop.com, Harrison HilltopTheatre, 1601 Harrison St,
Davenport, IA, http://www.harrisonhilltop.com, 11amSat Sep5.
Workout for WorkingActors, on Saturdays, with facilitator
Matt McIver; take more risks, delve deeper into your work,
and explore newtechniques; stretch your mind and muscles
and growyour craft; $25/class, $100/series of 5; to register or
for more information, call 971-405-2877 or e-mail mmciver@
desmoinessocialclub.org, Des Moines Social Club, 1408 Locust St.,
Des Moines, IA, http://www.desmoinessocialclub.org, 10amSat
Sep5thruSat Dec 26.
Eveningof Wassterstein: Bette &Me, Waitingfor Philip
Glass, &The Manina Case, auditions for November’s production
of three one-act WendyWasserstein plays; to participate,
actors/crewmembers must be enrolled in either THEA112 Play
production course or a section of theTheatre Practicumfor 1
credit; prepare a 1-minute comedic monologue by a noteworthy
modern playwright (1890 or later) - can include a work by
Wassterstein, but not written by the auditioner; for information,
call Dan Haughey at 309-796-5419 or e-mail HaugheyD@bhc.
edu, Black Hawk CollegeTheatre, Black Hawk College, Quad City
Campus, Building 1, Room306, Moline, IL, http://www.bhc.edu/
index.aspx?NID=695, 6:30pmMonSep14.
Babes inToyland, auditions for Dec. 3-6 production of family
musical classic, with newbook &lyrics by director John Donald
O’Shea; Friday 6pm, Saturday 1pm; sing something that shows of
the quality and range of your voice; songs from“Babes inToyland”
or any other traditional musical are preferred; adults and up to 10
children (grades 3 and over) may be cast; rehearsals begin Oct.
19; for information, call 309-762-6610, Quad City Music Guild
- Prospect Park Auditorium, 1584 34th Ave., Moline, IL, http://www.
qcmusicguild.com, Fri Sep18andSat Sep19.
TheWinter’sTale, auditions for the Prenzie Players’ production
of Shakespeare’s play, running November 13-22, directed by JC
Luxton; all welcome, showup ready to read; Saturday 1-5pm,
Sunday 6:30-10pm; for information, e-mail JCat prenzie.luxton@
gmail.com; VillageTheatre, 2113 E. 11th Street, Davenport, IA,
http://www.prenzieplayers.com, Sat Sep19andSunSep20.
ThursdayTheatreTalk, the dish on upcoming productions
and the issues they tackle, with professor MiriamGilbert
and invited guests; free; for information, call 319-338-7672,
RiversideTheatre, 213 N. Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.
riversidetheatre.org, ThuOct 15.
RichmondHill BarnTheatre Auditons: Wrongfor Each
Other andMarvin’s Room, auditions for February’s production of
NormFoster’s romantic comedy“Wrong for Each Other”(1 male,
1 female), and April’s production of Scott McPherson’s comedy/
drama“Marvin’s Room”(4 males, 4 females); Sunday 2pm, Monday
7pm; for information, call 309-944-2244, BarnTheatre in Richmond
Hill Park, Geneseo, IL, http://www.rhplayers.com, SunNov 15and
MonNov 16.
Performances
The Jofrey Ballet: Kettentanz, beneft performance for the
University of Iowa’s Hancher Auditorium/Voxman Music Building,
choreographed by the late Jofrey Ballet co-founder Gerald
Arpino; $52.50-$252.50; for tickets, call 319-335-1160, Civic Center
of Greater Des Moines, 221Walnut St., Des Moines, IA, http://www.
hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.html, 8pmFri Sep11.
GermanTanze Group, a demonstration of traditional German
folk dancing; a Global Gathering Germany event; for information,
call 563-344-4191, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 7pm
MonOct 5.
Dracula Returns, Ballet Quad Cities dancers in a production
of fabulous theatre, sensual choreography, bold music, and eerie
lighting, with Domingo Rubio; with an encore performance of
the cutting edge, contemporary ballet“While I Breathe, I Hope,”
choreographed by Cleo Mack and set to the music of Loscil
and Rachmaninof; Friday 7:30pm, Saturday 2 &7:30pm; for
information and tickets, call 309-786-3779, Capitol Theatre, 330W.
3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.balletquadcities.com, 7:30pm
Fri Oct 23andSat Oct 24.
DrinkandDine withDracula, complimentary snacks and a
cash bar before the evening’s presentation of “Dracula Returns”
by Ballet Quad Cities; feel free to come dressed as your favorite
undead character; for information, call 309-786-3779, Capitol
Theatre, 330W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.balletquadcities.
com, 6:30pmFri Oct 23andSat Oct 24.
Champions of the Dance, a spectacular evening of World
Professional BallroomDance Champions as featured in ABC’s
“Dancing with the Stars,”BBC’s“Strictly Come Dancing,”and the
latest syndicated release of “The American BallroomChallenge”;
$35-$30; for tickets, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.englert.org, 8pmFri
Nov 6.
The Nutcracker, a RiverPointBallet presentation of the holiday
classic; $15-$8; for tickets and information, call 563-652-9815,
Ohnward Fine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St., Maquoketa, IA, http://
www.ohwardfneartscenter.com, 7pmTue Nov 24.
Classes & Ongoing Events
harrisonhilltop.com, Harrison HilltopTheatre, 1601 Harrison St,
Davenport, IA, http://www.harrisonhilltop.com, Sat Oct 17thru
Sat Oct 31.
The Diary of Anne Frank, true-life Holocaust drama byWendy
Kesselman; Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays
2pm; $25-$12; for tickets, call 319-338-7672, RiversideTheatre, 213
N. Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.riversidetheatre.org, Thu
Oct 22thruSunNov 8.
AVacationtoDie For, interactive mystery-comedy with the
It’s a Mystery troupe; $35/dinner
&show; for reservations, call
563-359-1607, The Lodge Hotel,
Spruce Hills &Utica Ridge,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
itsamysteryqc.com, 6:30pmFri
Oct 23.
Grimm’s Grimmest: The
Darker Side of Traditional
FairyTales, Judith Heineman
ofers a chilling dramatic
performance of classic fairy tales,
some set to music, as they were
frst intended for adults; high
schoolers and adults welcome;
free; for information, call 563-
324-4191, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com, 3pmSat
Oct 24.
SpookyTales, newstories,
activities, and old fashioned
Halloween fun; on Saturdays;
for tickets, call 800-35AMANA,
Old CreameryTheatre, 39 38th
Ave., Amana, IA, http://www.
oldcreamery.com, Sat Oct 24
andSat Oct 31.
TheWeddingSinger,
Broadway’s hit musical version
of the AdamSandler comedy;
for information, call 563-326-
8522, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd
St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
adlertheatre.com, 7:30pmMon
Oct 26.
Guys andDolls, Frank
Loesser’s classic Damon Runyon
musical-comedy; Fridays thru
Sundays; for information, call
319-398-4956, Ballantyne
Auditorium, Iowa Hall, Kirkwood
Community College, Cedar
Rapids, IA, http://www.kirkwood.
edu/site/index.php?p=19645, Fri
Oct 30thruSunNov 8.
TheWizardof Oz, lavish
stage version of 1939 classic;
$208-107; for tickets, call 309-
673-3200, Peoria Civic Center,
201 SWJeferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.
com, 7:30pmTue Nov 3and
WedNov 4.
Militant Language, reading
of newplay by Sean Christopher
Lewis, set in a remote
Iraqui construction site; for
information, call 319-338-7672,
RiversideTheatre, 213 N. Gilbert
St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.
riversidetheatre.org, 7pmWed
Nov 4.
TheThree Sisters, Anton
Chekhov’s classic, directed
by professor Neil Blackadder;
7:30pm; $10-$5; for information,
call 309-341-7337, Harbach
Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine
Arts, Knox College, Galesburg, IL,
http://www.knox.edu/theatre.
xml, WedNov 4thruSat Nov 7.
Inthe Shadowof the
Raven, a one-man Edgar Allan
Poe performance, with Broadway and flmveteran Dufy Hudson;
free; for information, call 309-736-5737, Moline Public Library, 3210
41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, 7pmThuNov 5.
SameTime, Next Year, a Festival 56 presentation of Bernard
Slade’s romantic comedy; Tuesdays thru Sundays; for information
and tickets, call 309-879-5656, Grace Performing Arts Center, 316
Main St., Princeton, IL, http://www.festival56.com, Fri Nov 6thru
Sat Nov 14.
Papa’s Angels, a Christmas story by CollinWilcox Paxton and
Charles Jones, directed byTomMorrow; Fridays and Saturdays
7:30pm, Sundays 3pm; $10; for tickets, call 309-762-0330,
Playcrafters BarnTheatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline, IL, http://www.
playcrafters.com, Fri Nov 6thruSunNov 15.
Rent, Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize- andTony-winning
musical; for information and tickets, call 515-246-2300, Civic
Center of Greater Des Moines, 221Walnut St., Des Moines, IA,
http://www.civiccenter.org, Tue Nov 10thruSunNov 15.
Holly Jolly Christmas, debuting, holiday-themed musical-
comedy revue; Wednesday thru Saturday 5:45pmdoors, 7;45pm
show; Sunday 3:45pmdoors, 5:45pmshow; Wednesday matinee
11:30amdoors, 1:30pmshow; for information, call 309-786-7733,
ext. 2, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.circa21.com, WedNov 11thruThuDec 31.
Reefer Madness: The
Musical, musical-comedy based
on the cult-classic movie; on
Fridays and Saturdays; for tickets,
call 319-335-1160, E. C. Mabie
Theatre, UI Theatre Bldg., Iowa
City, IA, http://www.uiowa.
edu/~theatre/, Fri Nov 13thru
Sat Nov 21.
TheWinter’sTale, the
Prenzie Players exit, pursued
by a bear, in Shakespeare’s
classic; Fridays thru Sundays;
for information, e-mail info@
prenzieplayers.com, Village
Theatre, 2113 E 11th St, Village of
East Davenport, IA, http://www.
prenzieplayers.com, Fri Nov 13
thruSunNov 22.
AVacationtoDie For,
interactive mystery-comedy with
the It’s a Mystery troupe; $35/
dinner &show; for reservations,
call 563-359-1607, The Lodge
Hotel, Spruce Hills &Utica Ridge,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
itsamysteryqc.com, 6:30pmFri
Nov 13.
ANight of Magic withBill
BlaggIII, One of OFAC’s most
popular events; tickets are $17.00
in advance, $20.00 at the door;
discounts for students available;
for tickets and information,
call (563) 652-9815, Ohnward
Fine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt
St., Maquoketa, IA, http://www.
ohnwardfneartscenter.com,
7pmSat Nov 14.
Cirque Dreams
Illumination, featuring
inventive costumes, special
efects, and an international
cast of acrobats, contortionists,
daredevils, musicians, and more;
for information, call 563-326-
8522, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd
St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
adlertheatre.com, 7:30pmWed
Nov 18.
AnEveningof Wasserstein:
Bette &Me, Waitingfor Philip
Glass, andThe Maninthe
Case, three modern one-act
plays byWendyWasserstein, in
Building 1, room306; Thursday
thru Saturday 7pm, Sunday 2pm;
$6-$4; for information, contact
Dan Haughey at 309-796-5419 or
haugheyd@bhc.edu, Black Hawk
College - Quad City Campus,
6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL, Thu
Nov 19thruSunNov 22.
Of Mice andMen, John
Steinbeck’s dramatic classic;
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
7:30pm, Sundays 2:30pm; $20;
for tickets, call 309-235-1654
or e-mail info@harrisonhilltop.
com, Harrison HilltopTheatre,
1601 Harrison St, Davenport, IA,
http://www.harrisonhilltop.com,
ThuNov 19thruSunNov 22.
WalkingtheWire: Holiday
Tales, holiday monologues
fromregional and national playwrights; Thursday thru Saturday
7:30pm, Sunday 2pm; $25-$12; for tickets, call 319-338-7672,
RiversideTheatre, 213 N. Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.
riversidetheatre.org, ThuNov 19thruSunNov 22.
The HonkyTonkAngels’ Holiday Spectacular, all-new,
country-western musical comedy; Fridays and Saturdays 7:30pm,
Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays 3pm; $26.50-$17.50; for
tickets, call 1-800-35-AMANA, Old CreameryTheatre, 39 38th Ave.,
Amana, IA, http://www.oldcreamery.com, 7:30pmFri Nov 20thru
SunDec 20.
Event
The Mystical Arts of Tibet
Galvin Fine Arts Center
Friday, September 18, 7:30 p.m.
T
he accompanying visual probably
doesn’t give you a very good sense
of scope, but check out the size of those
musical instruments at the photo’s center.
Talk about horns of plenty! Tey’re but
two of the amazements that are sure to be
on-hand when St. Ambrose University’s
Galvin Fine Arts Center presents Te
Mystical Arts of Tibet, the September
18 concert in the school’s Performing
Arts Series, featuring the famed singers
of Tibet’s Drepung Loseling Monastery.
Endorsed by the Dalai Lama as a means
of promoting world peace and healing
through the sacred performing arts, these
world musicians employ multiphonic
chanting and traditional Tibetan
instruments – known as zokkay – to create
extraordinary chords and harmonies,
and their talents have graced many of the
world’s greatest theatres and music halls.
Previous tours have found the performers
sharing stages with the likes of Paul
Simon, Kitaro, Natalie Merchant, and the
Beastie Boys, and the group even appeared
on the 1998 Academy Awards telecast,
accompanying Philip Glass’ Oscar-
nominated score for the Martin Scorsese
flm Kundun. Sounds zokkay to me. Other
fall presentations in the Performing Arts
Series include a concert by the New York-
based klezmer talents of Te Klezmatics
(October 23) and the musical comedies
Te Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
(October 9 through 11) and A Year with
Frog & Toad (December 5 and 6), and
more information Te Mystic Arts of Tibet
and Galvin’s other autumn events can
be found at http://Web.SAU.edu/galvin.
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Line Dance Lessons withCindy Baker, onTuesdays; get
in shape to a blend of rock ’n’ roll and country; free to Hampton
residents, $30/month to non-residents; for information, call 309-
755-8398 or 309-496-9685, thruTue Dec 29.
Dance Party, Tuesdays at 9pm; free; $2 cocktails; for
information, call 319-337-6464, Iowa CityYacht Club, 13 S Linn St,
Iowa City, IA, http://www.iowacityyachtclub.org, thruTue Dec 29.
LearntoDance the Arthur MurrayWay, teaching dance to
the world for 97 years; frst lesson free; mention this notifcation
and save up to 25%; for information, call 563-326-4321, Arthur
Murray Dance Studios, 221 1/2 Brady St, Davenport, IA, http://
www.arthurmurray.com, thruThuDec 31.
Hip-Hopw/ JavonGreen, Thursday classes with Quad City
native and touring dancer/choreographer; 6pm; for information,
call 309-786-2677, Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance, 617 17th St,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.balletquadcities.com, thruThuDec 31.
Live DJ &Salsa Dancing, onThursdays; $2 drafts; 8pm; for
information, call 309-797-6722, Club Boulevard, 1801 10th St.,
Moline, IL, http://www.theclubQC.com, thruThuDec 31.
Social Dancing, Listening, &Fellowship, with live music
by the Freddie Steenbock Duo; $5 donation; for information, call
386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, 12:30pmWedSep2.
Social Dancingat the Men&Gals Dance Club, with live
music by John &Kay Retzl; $3; for information, call 786-6798, V.F.W.
1303, 3715 9th St, Rock Island, IL, 6pmSunSep6.
Social Dancing, Listening, &Fellowship, with live music by
John &Kay Retzl; $5 donation; for information, call 386-7477, CASI
(Center for Active Seniors), 1035W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
12:30pmWedSep9.
Summer Soul SpinDance Party, Adance party featuring DJ’s
featuring members of the Diplomats of Solid Sound (Doug and
Nate) playing deep cuts fromsoul records fromthe 60’s &70’s; for
information, call 319-351-9529, The Mill, 120 E Burlington, Iowa
City, IA, http://www.icmill.com, 8pmWedSep9.
Social Dancingat the Men&Gals Dance Club, with live
music by the Freddie Steenbock Duo; $3; for information, call 786-
6798, V.F.W. 1303, 3715 9th St, Rock Island, IL, 6pmSunSep13.
Social Dancing, Listening, &Fellowship, with live music
by the Freddie Steenbock Duo; $5 donation; for information, call
386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, 12:30pmWedSep16.
Polka Clubof Iowa, Inc. EasternChapter Dance, with live
music by Gary &the Ridgeland Dutchmen fromCashton, Wis.;
$7.50; for information, call 563-285-5889, Walcott Coliseum, 116 E
Bryant St, Walcott, IA, 1:30pmSunSep20.
Social Dancing, Listening, &Fellowship, with live music by
John &Kay Retz l; $5 donation; for information, call 386-7477, CASI
(Center for Active Seniors), 1035W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
12:30pmWedSep23.
Social Dancingat the Men&Gals Dance Club, with live
music by John &Kay Retzl; $3; for information, call 786-6798, V.F.W.
1303, 3715 9th St, Rock Island, IL, 6pmSunSep27.
Social Dancing, Listening, &Fellowship, with live music
by the Freddie Steenbock Duo; $5 donation; for information, call
386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, 12:30pmWedSep30.
Summer Soul SpinDance Party, Adance party featuring DJ’s
featuring members of the Diplomats of Solid Sound (Doug and
Nate) playing deep cuts fromsoul records fromthe 60’s &70’s; for
information, call 319-351-9529, The Mill, 120 E Burlington, Iowa
City, IA, http://www.icmill.com, 8pmWedOct 14.
NorwegianDancing, learn several Norwegian dances;
Storelva Lodge, Sons of Norway meeting; free; for information, call
John Lee at 563-359-4339 or e-mail JL87654321@aol.com, Grace
Evangelical Free Church, 5520 Eastern Ave, Davenport, IA, 7pm
MonOct 19.
Summer Soul SpinDance Party, Adance party featuring DJ’s
featuring members of the Diplomats of Solid Sound (Doug and
Nate) playing deep cuts fromsoul records fromthe 60’s &70’s; for
information, call 319-351-9529, The Mill, 120 E Burlington, Iowa
City, IA, http://www.icmill.com, 8pmWedNov 11.
Ranger-GuidedHikes, at 11am&2pm; also daily scheduled
and impromptu programs throughout the day; for information,
call 563-873-3491, Efgy Mounds National Monument, 151 Hwy
76, Harpers Ferry, IA, http://www.nps.gov/efmo, thruMonSep7.
September Angel FoodMinistry Orders, purchase up to $75
worth of delicious, top-quality food for only $30; orders accepted
in the ofce 9am-noon and 5-7pm; for information, call 309-786-
2631, Broadway Presbyterian Church, 710 23rd St., Rock Island, IL,
thruFri Sep11.
Des Moines Renaissance Fair, Tuesdays andWednesdays;
featuring a castle, jousting area, feasting hall, and nearly 30 other
structures built in an EnglishTudor style; shoppes, museums,
armored combat, wine tastings, costumed entertainers, and
much more; a diferent theme every week; $15-$8, free for ages
4 &under; for information, call 515-262-4100, Sleepy Hollow
Sports Complex, 4051 Dean Ave., Des Moines, IA, http://www.
desmoinesrenfaire.com, 10amthruWedSep16.
QuadCity Botanical Center UrbanMarket, onThursdays;
arts &entertainment, produce, plants, and area food vendors in
the parking lot and circle drive; for information, call Megan at
309-794-0991, ext 25 or e-mail megan@qcgardens.com, Quad
City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
qcgardens.com, 4pmthruThuSep24.
Volunteers andClothingNeededfor Fall Craft Showand
PumpkinExtravaganza, drop ofany clothing you think you
help make a good scarecrow, for October event, in the gift shop
Sept. 20-Oct. 3; also seeking volunteers for Sunday afternoons in
October, from1-4pm; for information, call Beth at 309-794-0991
or e-mail vs@qcgardens.com, Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.qcgardens.com, thruSunOct 4.
Trinity Farmer’s Market - Trinity at Terrace Park, Mondays
at 3pm; to participate, call JaneWeber at 563-332-5529, Trinity at
Terrace Park, Utica Ridge Rd, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.trinityqc.
com, thruMonOct 26.
Bettendorf Farmer’s Market, onThursdays at 2pm; enter
through the lot of 23rd Street; for information, call 563-508-1853
or 563-650-2181, 2117 State Street, east of Alter Building,
Bettendorf, IA52722 http://www.mvgrowers.com/, thruThu
Oct 29.
MainStreet Market, on Mondays andThursdays at 2pm; food,
arts, crafts, and more; for information, call Marcia at 309-755-7922,
Downtown East Moline, East Moline, IL, http://www.eastmoline.
com, thruThuOct 29.
Mississippi Valley Grower’s AssociationFarmer’s Market,
onWednesdays and Saturdays; a variety of hand-grown and
handmade products courtesy of area farmers and crafters; in the
east parking lot; for information, call Marketing Director Darcy
Jacks at 563-391-6773, NorthPark Mall, Between Harrison and
WelcomeWay on E. Kimberly, Davenport, IA, thruSat Oct 31.
SpeedDating, on Fridays; 10 dates, 7 minutes each, 1 night;
to reserve, call Susan at 563-355-7644, Nature’s Bread Basket, 2306
Spruce Hills Dr., Bettendorf, IA, http://www.7minuteyenta.com,
7pmthruFri Dec 18.
HeartlandCentral Model RailroadClubOpenHouse, on
Saturdays at noon, in the lower level; with HOscale model trains
running weekly; donations accepted; for information, call 563-
323-9042, Major Art &Hobby Center, 201 E. 2nd St., Davenport, IA,
12pmthruSat Dec 26.
Saturday Night ChristianEntertainment, Saturdays at 7pm;
music, comedy, karaoke, movie nights, and more every Saturday;
for information, call 563-322-1302, The Solid Rock Cafe, 1411 Brady
St, Davenport, IA, thruSat Dec 26.
HeartlandCenrtral Model RailroadClubTrains, “G”
Garden ScaleTrains running every Sunday at 12:30pm, weather
permitting; free; for information, e-mail mjerson@msn.com,
Fejervary Park Zoo, 1900Telegraph Rd., Davenport, IA, thruSun
Dec 27.
Sensational Sunday Slot Tournament, Sundays starting at
10am; win part of $3,700; participants have three minutes at the
machine to rack up as many credits as they can; for in formation,
call 309-756-4623, Jumer’s Casino &Hotel, I-280 &I-92, Rock Island,
IL, http://www.jumerscasinohotel.com, thruSunDec 27.
Sunday Night Trivia, Sundays at 7pm; for information, call
563-359-1015, Uptown Neighborhood Bar and Grill, 2340 Spruce
Hills Dr., Bettendorf, IA, thruSunDec 27.
Tuesday Night Trivia, Tuesdays at 7pm; for information, call
563-386-5997, Route 61 Bar &Grill, 4320 N. Brady St., Davenport,
IA, thruTue Dec 29.
BlackjackTournament, onThursdays starting at 7am; win
part of $1,000; $100 buy-in required; for in formation, call 309-756-
4623, Jumer’s Casino &Hotel, I-280 &I-92, Rock Island, IL, http://
www.jumerscasinohotel.com, thruThuDec 31.
2009UnitedWay CampaignKickofBreakfast, with
campaign chair Julie Bechtel; 8ambreakfast bufet, 8:30am
program, music by theTerry Hanson Ensemble, Quad-Cities
Waterfront Convention Center, 1777 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.unitedwayqc.org, 8amWedSep2.
September Network@Night Event, enjoy light appetizers
and a cash bar as you network with fellowyoung professionals;
$10-$5; to register, call 309-757-5416, i wireless Center, 1201 River
Dr, Moline, IL, https://www.thenetworkqc.org, 5:30pmWedSep2.
University of IowaVolunteer Fair, Representatives from
nearly 70 local service agencies will be available to answer
questions and sign up volunteers; agencies include civic and
government organizations, cultural and historical groups,
educational and child care organizations, and groups that serve
people who are poor, ill, disabled or victims of violence; a poster
session featuring community engagement projects will be held
the same day from11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Hubbard Commons in
the IMU, Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City, IA, http://www.uiowa.
edu/~cep, 11amWedSep2.
RinglingBros. andBarnum&Bailey Circus: Over theTop,
a wacky and whimsical circus spectacular where audiences will
experience maniacal mayhemas Ringmaster ChuckWagner and
clown eccentricTomDougherty compete for control of a magical
top hat; dogs fy, Asian elephants groove, and a man stands eye
to eye with a pack of Bengal tigers; learn circus skills at the free
all-access pre-showan hour before showtime; $65-$13; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL,
http://www.iwirelesscenter.com, 7pmThuSep3thruMonSep7.
BigBookSale, for information, call 309-732-READ, Rock Island
Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island, IL, http://
www.ripl.lib.il.us, 9amThuSep3.
2009UnitarianChurchCampout, thru Sept. 7; at Sugar
BottomCampground; $50/camp site, includes 3 nights and 4
days of camping, breakfasts, chidlren’s activities, and more; for
information, call Sarah at 563-323-5749 or e-mail saramoulton1@
yahoo.com, Unitarian Church of Davenport, 3707 Eastern Ave,
Davenport, IA, Fri Sep4.
Dick-n-Sons Lumber Complex 2009Car Show, no entry fee;
for information, call 563-381-3220, Dick’n’Sons Lumber &Flower
Shop, 235 N. Oak Lane, Blue Grass, IA, 6pmFri Sep4.
UTHS HomecomingParade, for information, call 309-
314-5947, Downtown East Moline, East Moline, IL, http://www.
eastmoline.com, Fri Sep4.
Lock&DamTours, led by Corps Ranger staf, at 11am&2pm;
for information, call 309-794-5338, Mississippi River Visitor Center,
Arsenal Island, Davenport, IA, Sat Sep5andSunSep6.
Wafe Breakfast, on the frst Saturday of the month at
8am; for information, call 563-324-1054, ext 223, Center for
Belgian Culture, 712 18th Avenue, Moline, IL, http://www.
qcheritageleague.com, thruSat Dec 5.
Explore the River SundayTour, featuring tours of Bufalo,
LeClaire, Rapids City, Hampton, Port Byron, and Princeton; for
information, call 563-322-2969, River Action, 822 E. River Dr.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.riveraction.org, 12:45pmSunSep6.
East Moline Labor Day Parade, Downtown East Moline, East
Moline, IL, http://www.eastmoline.com, MonSep7.
September Network@NoonEvent, focusing on sustainable
energy, showcasing the important work and technology of
current“green”businesses in the Quad Cities, and ways that young
professionals can positively afect the environment in both their
personal and professional lives; panelists include Ellen Kabot-
Lensch, janeVorac, and Mike Zorich; $15-$10; to register, call
309-757-5416, Arbor Village Clubhouse, 900 43rd Ave., Moline, IL,
https://www.thenetworkqc.org, 11:45amTue Sep8.
10thAnnual Senior CitizenRiverfront Golf Cart Tour,
Tours will utilize existing riverfront trails and ofer participants an
opportunity to see and hear all that the riverfront has to ofer from
the front seat of a golf cart; all tours are $12.50 per person and
last for two hours. Tour times for each of the tours are 9am-11am,
11:30am-1:30pm, and 2pm-4pm; Tour #1 - Tour the Davenport
riverfront, starting at Credit Island and traveling to Leach Park
and back. Tour #2 - This is the Arsenal Island tour and starts near
the Col. Davenport House. Tour #3 - The Rock Island riverfront
tour begins and ends at Sunset Park at 31st Avenue, and travels
to Sylvan Island and Ben Butterworth Parkway in Moline. Tour #4
- The tour will begin and end at the east end of Ben Butterworth
Parkway at 55th Street in Moline and travel through East Moline
and Hampton to Illiniwek Park. Tour #5 - This tour is fromRapids
City through Port Byron to Cordova. Start and end at Shuler’s
Shady Grove at 11th Street in Rapids City, Il.; to register, call 563-
322-2969, River Action, 822 E. River Dr., Davenport, IA, http://www.
riveraction.org, 9amThuSep10.
3rdAnnual QuadCities LeadershipAlumni UnitedFall
Fundraiser, themed“ANight at the Ballpark”; grant recipients
announced, entertainment by Ellis Kell and friends, a wine tasting,
heavy hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, a rafe, and more; $45-$40;
for tickets and information, e-mail qcleadership@gmail.com,
ModernWoodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, http://
www.bettendorfchamber.com, 5:30pmThuSep10.
2009Central Illinois BlackExpo, in the Exhibit Hall; free;
for information, call 309-673-8900, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW
Jeferson Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 11am
Sat Sep12.
Annual Camper Craft/Bake Show, special event designed to
compliment the natural environment of the Mississippi River, with
handmade crafts and baked goods that campers have created;
free; for information, call 815-259-3628, Thomson Causeway, of
Illinois 84, Thomson, IL, 9amSat Sep12.
Forget-Me-Not VictorianDay, annual celebration of the past;
for information, call 563-324-5121, Oakdale Memorial Cemetery,
2501 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, IA, 1pmSat Sep12.
HubbardGroupLeadershipRetreat: “What’s StoppingUs
Now?”, free leadership retreat for black men; intended to equip
undergraduate University of Iowa students with strategies for
success and features panels on building community, expanding
consciousness and mentorship; attendees will enjoy food and
fellowship with their peers while forming connections with
faculty and staf; Eddie Moore Jr., director of diversity at The Bush
School in Seattle, Wash., will give the keynote address at 5:50pm;
to register, contact Malik Henfeld at 319-335-5942 or malik-
henfeld@uiowa.edu., Pappajohn Business Bldg., UI Campus, Iowa
City, IA, http://www.uiowa.edu/~hubgrp/, 12pmSat Sep12.
Louisa County Heritage Society Fall Festival, featuring
antique tractors and fre trucks, music by Gary McCurdy as The
Tubador (beginning at 9:30am), displays, sales tables, museum
exhibits, a viewing of the Native American documentary“Lost
Nation: The Ioway,”homemade lunch, and more; $7/meal, $10/
membership; for information, call 319-527-5247 or e-mail LCHS@
louisacomm.net, Louisa County Heritage Center, 609 James L.
Hodges Ave, Wapello, IA, 9amSat Sep12.
Master Gardener BusTrip, day trip to Des Moines, including
a stop at the city’s Farmer’s Market, the Botanical Garden, and
the Robert D. Ray Asian Gardens; $47 includes motorcoach
transport and gardens admission; lunch and dinner on your own;
for information, call (309)756-9978, ext. 10, University of Illinois
Extension, 4450 Kennedy Drive Suite 3, East Moline, IL, http://
www.extension.uiuc.edu/rockisland, 6amSat Sep12.
SecondSaturday - Onthe Road!, visit the Davenport
Public Library’s booth with stories, games, and more; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Vander Veer Park, 215WCentral
Park, Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 10amSat
Sep12.
St. Ambrose University Menke Observatory Star Party, on-
site 12- and 14-inch telescopes will be available at the St. Ambrose
S. G. Menke Observatory for sky viewing; visitors are welcome
to bring smaller telescopes as well; beginning at sunset; free; for
more information, contact Dr. Robert Mitchell at 563-333-6141,
Menke Observatory, Dixon, IL, http://www.sau.edu/astronomy/
menke, 7pmSat Sep12.
Timber Lake PlayhouseWineTastingFundraiser, wines
frommore than 18 acres of grapes, with proceeds helping to
support the 2010 season; $10; for information, call 815-244-2035,
Massbach RidgeWinery, 8837 S. Massbach Rd., Elizabeth, IL, http://
www.timberlakeplayhouse.org, 4:30pmSat Sep12.
WorldFest 2009, in the Exhibit Hall; free; for information, call
309-673-8900, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SWJeferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 11amSat Sep12.
Fall Festival Goes Buggy!, presented by Friends of Vander
Veer and Iowa AmericanWater; visit with the Observational Bee
Hive and Iowa State University’s Insect Zoo, see live butterfies;
vendor booths, giveaways, activities; concert withTop Five from
4-7pm; free; for information, call 563-323-3298, Vander Veer Park,
215WCentral Park, Davenport, IA, http://www.citydavenportiowa.
com, 10pmSat Sep12andSunSep13.
Trivia Under the Stars, register by Sept. 14 for Sept. 19
event; 10 rounds, 10 questions per round; 8 person teams - $100;
proceeds beneft educational programs; bring chips or other
non-perishable snacks; cash bar; to register, call Marissa at 309-
794-0991, ext 26, Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, http://www.qcgardens.com, 7pmMonSep14.
TableTalkat Broadway Church, a light supper at 5:30pm,
followed by an entertaining and informative presentation; RSVP at
309-786-2631, Broadway Presbyterian Church, 710 23rd St., Rock
Island, IL, 5:30pmWedSep16.
AEA2009/2010School Year Kick-Of, Featured speaker Tony
Wagner will speak about the educational systemand his new
book, “The Global Achievement Gap.”Registration fee includes
print materials, continental breakfast and lunch. For registration
and information, visit SolutionsWhere.com/mbaea/cw/main.asp
or call Donna Brase at 563-344-6481., Waterfront Center, 2021
State St., Bettendorf, IA, http://www.solutionswhere.com/mbaea/
cw/main.asp, 8:30amThuSep17.
Dinner andConversationwithPresident andMrs. Lincoln,
sponsored by the Pilot Club of Moline; a period meal of President
Lincoln’s favorite recipes, an a live re-enactment of their last
evening together, performed by Max and Donna Daniels; 6pm
dinner, 7pmperformance; $18; to reserve, call 309-948-1481,
Bethel Wesley UMC, 1201 13th St, Moline, IL, 6pmThuSep17.
East Moline Public Library Annual Fall BookSale, for
information, call 309-755-9614, East Moline Public Library, 740
16th Ave., East Moline, IL, http://www.eastmoline.com, Fri Sep18.
Our BigFat GreekFestival, Greek cuisine, pastries, a Greek
wine tasting, Chicago’s Hellas Dancers, children’s activities
and games, vendors, Greek and American music with Manoli
productions, and more; proceeds beneft the church; for
information, call 309-786-8163, St. George Greek Orthodox
Church, 2930 31st Avenue, Rock Island, IL, 11amFri Sep18and
Sat Sep19.
UI Afro-AmericanCultural Center Alumni Celebration,
events including a rededication of the center followed by a meet
and great with alumni and students on Fri; a tailgate for the Iowa
vs. Arizona football game on Saturday, the“Old Skool vs. New
Skool”party at 9 p.m. Saturday in the main ballroomof the Iowa
Memorial Union (IMU); a Gospel Breakfast Celebration from9
to 11 a.m. in the South Roomof the IMUon Sunday, complete
with gospel music fromVoice of Soul and inspirational words,
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, http://www.iowalum.com/
reunions/BHN, Fri Sep18thruSunSep20.
7thAnnual Mutt Strut, hosted by the Quad City Animal
Welfare Shelter; activities include a blessing of the animals, a 1.5
mile stroll, visits with vendors, demonstrations froma canine
ofcer, agility demonstrations, a rafe, a silent auction, and more;
for information, call 309-787-6830, Milan American Legion, 515W
1st Ave, Milan, IL, http://www.qcawc.org, 1pmSat Sep19.
BrewHa Ha, 10th annual event with a variety of pilsners, ales,
and porters to sample; cheese tasting, live music with Minus Six
from1-2:30pmand 3:30-5pm, and a 2:30pmcomedy performance
by Dwayne Clark; $25-$20; for information, call 309-796-5029,
LeClaire Park, River Dr &Ripley St, Davenport, IA, http://www.wqpt.
org, 1pmSat Sep19.
TheWorldFamous Lipizzaner Stallions, equine wonders
in the arena at 2 &7:30pm; $28.50-$21.50; for information, call
800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SWJeferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, Sat Sep19.
QuadCities Family Fun&Kite Festival, hosted by the Quad
Cities Kite Club and Davenport Parks &Recreation; kite displays,
demonstrations, kite making, stunt-kite performances by 180Go!,
games, children’s activities, an appearance by the Quad Cities
Juggling Club, and more; free; for information, call 563-650-4143
or e-mail info@QCKites.com, Centennial Park, Beiderbecke Dr. &
Marquette, Davenport, IA, http://www.QCKites.com, 10amSat Sep
19andSunSep20.
Riverssance Festival of Fine Art, the 21st year of the region’s
premier fne-arts festival; for information, visit MidCoast.org,
Lindsay Park, River Drive and Mound Street, Davenport, IA, Sat
Sep19andSunSep20.
UFC103&UFCAfter Party, for information, call 563-359-
1015, Uptown Neighborhood Bar and Grill, 2340 Spruce Hills Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.uptownbargrill.com, 9pmSat Sep19.
LeClaireTrivia Night, proceeds beneft area non-profts such
as the library, Little League, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and the Civic
Center; 8/table, $10/person, $50/table minimum; doors 6:30pm,
trivia 7pm; beverages available, door prizes; for information, e-mail
Chris Cournoyer at chris@ccx.net, LeClaire Civic Center, 127 S Cody
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Iowa Chapter of the National Audubon Society; wear sturdy shoes
and bring binoculars, a pencil, and water; for information, call
562-873-3491, Efgy Mounds National Monument, 151 Hwy 76,
Harpers Ferry, IA, http://www.nps.gov/efmo, 8amSat Oct 3.
GermanLanguage ChurchService, 10amservice with
Pastor Fritz Schmitt ofciating; German-style meals starting at
11am, the Freddie Steenbock Duo playing German-American
music from11am-1pm, the Just 4 Fun Band playing from1-2pm;
traditional “bird shoot”for youths at noon and for adults at 1pm;
for information, call 563-322-5489, Schuetzen Park Historic Site,
700Waverly Rd, Davenport, IA, 10amSunOct 4.
PumpkinExtravaganza Opening, with scarecrow-making
and displaying, a hay bale maze, a fall craft show; $5-$1; for
information, call 309-794-0991 or e-mail vs@qcgardens.com, Quad
City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
qcgardens.com, SunOct 4.
PumpkinExtravaganza,
pumpkins for sale and displayed
in the outside gardens and Sun
Garden; 100 scarecrows on
exhibit, hay bale maze, special
events on Sunday afternoons; $5-
$1; for information, call 309-794-
0991 or e-mail vs@qcgardens.
com, Quad City Botanical Center,
2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.qcgardens.com, Sun
Oct 4thruSunOct 25.
Planninga Quinceanera:
History, Customs, andPresent
Day, fashion style showand the
history, customs, fashion, and
funding for a Quinceneara; for
information, call 309-736-5737,
Moline Public Library, 3210
41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.
molinelibrary.com, 6:30pmWed
Oct 7.
Ye Olde Country Store
Bazaar, crafts from11am-6pm,
food served from11am-7pm;
crafts, baked goods, a rafe,
noodle dinners, and more;
items priced separately;
proceeds beneft the church;
for information, call Shirley at
563-263-8648, NewEra Lutheran
Church, 3455 NewEra Rd, near
Wild Cat Den State Park’s south
entrance, Muscatine, IA, 11am
WedOct 7.
Illinois Library Association
Annual Conference, in the
Exhibit Hall; for information, call
309-673-8900, Peoria Civic Center,
201 SWJeferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
http://www.ila.org, 8amWedOct
7thruFri Oct 9.
2ndAnnual Networkto
Success Charity Business Show,
for information, call 309-796-1178
or 563-340-8312, Clarion Hotel &
Conference Center, 5202 Brady
St., Davenport, IA, 9amThuOct 8.
BlackHawkHikingClub
Hike, to nearby Scott County
Park; hike will begin near the Pine
Grove Campground area; watch
for hike signs; free and open
to the public; for information,
call 309-496-9024, http://
blackhawkhikingclub.bravehost.
com, 2:30pmSat Oct 10.
Kafee undKuchen, Frieda
fromFrieda’s European Bakery
will prepare a selection of kuchen
for us to taste, and tell us a little
about preparing them, and the
ASHHS (American/Schleswig
Holstein Heritage Society) choir will be performing songs sung in
German; a Global Gathering Germany event; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com,
1:30pmSunOct 11.
PumpkinExtravaganza Ice ScreamSocial, with face-
painting, a creepy crawly petting zoo, pumpkin pie and ice cream
for sale, a fall craft show, and a meet-and-greet with exhibiting
artists Brent Langley and Paul Riewerts; $5-$1; for information, call
309-794-0991 or e-mail vs@qcgardens.com, Quad City Botanical
Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.qcgardens.com,
SunOct 11.
Cultural Symposium, Intercultural Allies in Higher Education
present a leadership conference for leaders and soon-to-be
leaders; $10; for information, call Michael Dixon at 563-333-
6264, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518W. Locust St.,
Davenport, IA, http://web.sau.edu/intercultural-life, 10amWed
Oct 14.
Fall Foliage BusTrip, onThursday, Saturday, and Sunday;
includes a boat tour on the Mississippi, a trip toThe Cannery
Antiques &Gifts, lunch at the Barn, scenic overlooks, a stop at Pikes
Peak State Park, shopping in historic McGregor, IA, and dinner
at Breitbach’s in Balltown; all meals and admissions included;
$115-$95; for information, call 309-794-0991 ext 30 or e-mail vs@
qcgardens.com, Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, http://www.qcgardens.com, 6amThuOct 15thruSun
Oct 18.
Chili Cook-OfDinner, for information, call 309-794-0991 or
e-mail vs@qcgardens.com, Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.qcgardens.com, Fri Oct 16.
IowaWomen’s FoundationAwards Luncheon, join leaders,
women and men, who are working to bring justice and equality
to Iowa; for information and to RSVP, call 888-488-4293, Marriott
Hotel and Convention Center - Coralville, 900 E 9th St, Coralville,
IA, http://iawf.org/pages/learn-take-action/special-events/annual-
awards-luncheon/2009-luncheon.php, 11:30amFri Oct 16.
Trivia Night: The Battle of the States, bi-state trivia matches
hosted by Churches United of the Quad City Area, in observance
of Domestic Violence Awareness Month; teams of 8 in a beneft for
Winnie’s Place; doors 6pm, 7pmtrivia; for information, call 309-
786-6494, http://www.churchesunited.net, 6pmFri Oct 16.
BlackHawkHikingClubHike, to CairoWoods Wildlife Area in
Louisa County; a 525-acre conservation area near Wapello, Iowa;
free and open to the public; for information, call 309-496-9024,
http://blackhawkhikingclub.bravehost.com, 2:30pmSat Oct 17.
AmericanIndianFolklore andSettler’s Astronomy, featured
stories fromthe Sauk/Fox, Navajo, Shoshone, Blackfoot, and
Algonquin tribes, concludingwith modern telescope viewingfrom
inside the fort; bring your own telescopes; free; for information,
call 815-858-2028, Apple River Fort State Historic Site, 311 E Myrtle
St, Elizabeth, IL, http://www.Illinois-History.gov, 6pmSat Oct 17.
LeClaireTrivia Night, proceeds beneft area non-profts such
as the library, Little League, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and the Civic
Center; 8/table, $10/person, $50/table minimum; doors 6:30pm,
trivia 7pm; beverages available, door prizes; for information, e-mail
Chris Cournoyer at chris@ccx.net, LeClaire Civic Center, 127 S Cody
Rd, LeClaire, IA, 7pmSat Oct 17.
East Moline Harvest Festival, for information, call 309-
788-6573, Downtown East Moline, East Moline, IL, http://www.
eastmoline.com, Sat Oct 17.
ATaste of AutumnPumpkinCook-Of, featuring pumpkin
bread, pumpkin fudge, and all things pumpkin, plus a fall craft
show; $5-$1; for information, call 309-794-0991 or e-mail vs@
qcgardens.com, Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, http://www.qcgardens.com, SunOct 18.
DavidCopperfeld: AnIntimate Eveningof GrandIllusion,
internationally renowned magician; at 5:30 &8:30pm; $46.50-
$36.50; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW
Jeferson Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, Sun
Oct 18.
RobLake Magic: AnAfternoonof Magic, the youngest
person ever to win the Merlin International Magician of theYear
Award; a Hancher Auditoriumpresentation; for tickets, call 319-
335-1160, Iowa City High School, 1900 Morningside Dr, Iowa City,
IA, http://www.hancher.uiowa.edu, 2pmSunOct 18.
TableTalkat Broadway Church, a light supper at 5:30pm,
followed by an entertaining and informative presentation; RSVP at
309-786-2631, Broadway Presbyterian Church, 710 23rd St., Rock
Island, IL, 5:30pmWedOct 21.
Festival of Trees BookFair, with an appearance by Santa
Claus and his Santamobile; with a percentage of the proceeds
directed to Quad City Arts;, Barnes &Noble, 320WKimberly Rd,
Davenport, IA, http://www.quadcityarts.com, 1pmFri Oct 23.
HalloweenFright Night, for information, call 309-755-7922,
Downtown East Moline, East Moline, IL, http://www.eastmoline.
com, Fri Oct 23.
Girls’ Night Out at Broadway Church, a free dinner and
movie, fun, and fellowship for women of all ages; RSVP at 309-786-
2631, Broadway Presbyterian Church, 710 23rd St., Rock Island, IL,
6pmFri Oct 23.
2009Women’s Lifestyle Show, in the Exhibit Hall; for
information, call 309-673-8900, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW
Jeferson Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.womenslifestyleshow.com,
9amSat Oct 24.
BlackHawkHikingClubHike, annual fall hike on the
scenic DeSchepper farmwest of Viola, Illinois, on Rt. 17; free and
open to the public; for information, call 309-496-9024, http://
blackhawkhikingclub.bravehost.com, 2:30pmSat Oct 24.
University of Iowa Museumof Art Party, for information, call
319-688-4000, Marriott Hotel and Convention Center - Coralville,
900 E 9th St, Coralville, IA, Sat Oct 24.
WildAbout the ChildBBQ&BarnDance, dinner, dancing, a
live auction, and bull riding for the brave; proceeds support the
Wildwood Hills Ranch for at-risk and disadvantaged children; $75
per person; for tickets and information, call Jackie at 309-743-3243,
Veritas Stables, 7721 Utica Ridge Rd, Davenport, IA, http://www.
heartofamericagroup.com, 6:30pmSat Oct 24.
ClosingDay at the Colonel Davenport House, free
admission; for information, call 309-786-7336, Arsenal Island, Rock
Island, IL, http://www.davenporthouse.org, 12pmSunOct 25.
PumpkinCarving, carving for older kids and painting for
younger ones, an award ceremony for scarecrows and the best
carved and painted pumpkins, plus a fall craft show; $5-$1; for
information, call 309-794-0991 or e-mail vs@qcgardens.com, Quad
City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
qcgardens.com, SunOct 25.
November Angel FoodMinistry Orders, purchase up to $75
Events
Hancher Auditorium Presentations
September through December
F
ollowing the devastating food damage from
the summer of 2007, repairs and renovations
are still being made to the University of Iowa’s
Hancher Auditorium. Yet
the ongoing work hasn’t
stopped the Iowa City venue
from continuing with its
2009-10 performing-arts
series, as a number of
surrounding venues have
been graciously willing to
house the series’ visiting
artists in Hancher’s stead.
Tere will be plenty of music on-hand this fall, as
Iowa City High School hosts the classical jazz of
Imani Winds with Stefon Harris on September 25;
the UI Pentacrest provides an outdoor stage for
the New Orleans funk of the Hot 8 Brass Band on
October 11; the Iowa Memorial Union delivers
the a cappella excitement of Straight No Chaser
on December 8; and the Riverside Casino & Golf
Resort – located in nearby Riverside – supplies the
setting for three Hancher concerts this autumn:
Dinner & Dance with the City Lights Orchestra
on October 2, the beloved standards of Herb
Alpert and Lani Hall on November 13, and Celtic
fddler Natalie MacMaster’s Christmas in Cape
Breton show on December 5. Dance will also be
on the Hancher agenda, with the Civic Center of
Greater Des Moines housing the exquisite hoofers
of the Jofrey Ballet (performing with the UI
Symphony Orchestra) on September 11. And for
a bit of prestidigitation, Iowa City High School
ofers October 18’s An Afernoon of Magic with
sleight-of-hand sensation Rob Lake, a performer
described by the legendary David Copperfeld
as “the hero of magic.” Tese area venues,
meanwhile, are certainly heroes of Hancher – and
of area audiences, too. For more information on
Hancher Auditorium’s fall season, visit http://
www.Hancher.UIowa.edu. – Mike Schulz
Herb Alpert
and Lani Hall
Rd, LeClaire, IA, 7pmSat Sep19.
Annual ArrowheadAuction, food, games, entertainment, a
fea market, craft vendors, and an auction of vehicles, furniture,
and other large items; to donate or for more information, call 309-
799-7044, ext 225, Arrowhead Ranch, 12200 104th St., Coal Valley,
IL, http://www.arrowheadranchinc.com, SunSep20.
ErinFeis, hosted by the St. Patrick’s Society; music, dancing,
food, games, history, and culture; for information, call 309-788-
6311, The District of Rock Island, 16 1/2 St., Rock Island, IL, http://
www.stpatsqc.com, 11amSunSep20.
FashionFair 2009Summer Sizzle FashionShow, in the
ballroom; 3pmsocial hour, 4pmshow; $15-$10; for tickets and
information, call 309-922-4955, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW
Jeferson Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 3pm
SunSep20.
2009Cards for theTroops, help make and stamp greeting
cards to send overseas, which they can use to send to loved ones
back home; reserve with Mary Sue Sipple at 563-332-5707 or
mssipple1@aol.com, Rock Island Arsenal Golf Clubhouse, 1838
Gillespie, Arsenal Island, Rock Island, IL, 6:30pmTue Sep22.
River Action’s 2ndAnnual Upper Mississippi River
Conference, learn about planning, funding, and implementing
great river projects and collaborations; keynote speakers include
Mayor Joseph Riley andWaterfront Center co-director Ann Breen;
tracks include“Planning Matters,”“One River, Many Uses,”and
“CleanWater Provides aWealth of Opportunities”; feld trips,
receptions, a pre-conference workshop on“Raising Money in
Today’s Tough Economy,”and more; for information, call 563-
322-2969, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.
riveraction.org, WedSep23thruFri Sep25.
FRIENDS Annual BookSale, great bargains on books,
media, and more; pre-sale for FRIENDS members only; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library (Main),
321 Main Street, Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com,
5pmThuSep24.
Standdown/HomelessVets, for information, call 309-788-
5912 or visit QCCAExpoCenter.com, QCCAExpo Center, 2621 4th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, 5amThuSep24thruSat Sep26.
Pleasant Valley Junior HighPTATrivia Night, teams of
8, $10/person; to reserve, call Lesley at 563-332-6405 or e-mail
boblesley@msn.com, Pleasant Valley Junior High School, 3501
Wisconsin St., LeClaire, IA, 7pmFri Sep25.
FRIENDS Annual BookSale, great bargains on books, media,
and more; free; Friday 11am, Saturday 10am; for information, call
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 Main Street,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, Fri Sep25and
Sat Sep26.
Girls’ Night Out at Broadway Church, a free dinner and
movie, fun, and fellowship for women of all ages; RSVP at 309-786-
2631, Broadway Presbyterian Church, 710 23rd St., Rock Island, IL,
6pmFri Sep25.
HamptonHistorical Society Apple Festival, Hampton
Heritage Center, 251 S State St, Hampton, IL, 12pmSat Sep26.
ORAHealth&Fitness Expo, held in conjunction withTHE
Quad Cities Marathon; also featuring the Palmer Chiropractic
Symposium, the Pasta Party, and the Happy Joe’s Fun Run; for
information, call 309-751-9800, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr,
Moline, IL, http://www.qcmarathon.org, Sat Sep26.
Oktoberfest 2009, featuring German food, drinks, dancing,
Gemuetlichkeit, and entertainment by German Skat, Sheephead
&500Tournaments (noon), John &Kay Retzl (2pm), and Barefoot
Becky andThe Ivanhoe Dutchmen (5pm); $5, free for ages 12 and
under and active military; for information, call 563-355-6274 or
563-322-3772, Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815W. Locust St,
Davenport, IA, 11amSat Sep26.
QuadCity Prayer Breakfast, in the Great Hall; $12/person,
$75/table of 8, $500/ten tables of 8; to reserve, call 563-322-7777,
RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.riverctr.com,
8amSat Sep26.
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, spaghetti, meat sauce, alfredo,
garlic bread, and dessert; fundraiser for the Hope Lodge and
their donation of school supplies, scholarships, the community
Halloween event, and more; for tickets and information, call 563-
355-8740, Bettendorf MasonicTemple, 2412 Grant St, Bettendorf,
IA, 4pmSat Sep26.
AmericanIndianFolklore andSettler’s Astronomy, featured
stories fromthe Sauk/Fox, Navajo, Shoshone, Blackfoot, and
Algonquin tribes, concludingwith modern telescope viewingfrom
inside the fort; bring your own telescopes; free; for information,
call 815-858-2028, Apple River Fort State Historic Site, 311 E Myrtle
St, Elizabeth, IL, http://www.Illinois-History.gov, 6pmSat Sep26.
Andover SwedishHogmassa, a celebration of American
pioneer faith; refreshments served, Jenny Lind Chapel, 6th St &
Oak St, Andover, IL, 4pmSunSep27.
GAHC/AMAVolksmarch, for information, call 563-322-8844,
Schuetzen Park Historic Site, 700Waverly Rd, Davenport, IA, http://
www.gahc.org, SunSep27.
Vintage Rods’ 38thAnnual Car Show, highlighting dozens
of automobiles owned by club members and other collectors;
registration 9am-noon, door prizes and awards presented at 2pm;
$2 suggested donation; for information, call 309-796-3080 or 309-
797-2403, Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave.,
Moline, IL, 9amSunSep27.
THE QuadCities Marathon, annual event featuring 5 races,
4 cities, 3 bridges, 2 states, and 1 Island, all along the mighty
Mississippi River; for information, call 309-751-9800, i wireless
Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.qcmarathon.org,
7:30amSunSep27.
NetworkIssue Forum, insight into what it actually takes to
be an advocate for your community; guests provide personal
accounts of where they started, details of their role in the
community, their commitments, and the fulfllment of their
promises; free; to register, call 309-757-5416, Kahl Educational
Center, 326W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.thenetworkqc.
org, 5pmMonSep28.
October Angel FoodMinistry Orders, purchase up to $75
worth of delicious, top-quality food for only $30; orders accepted
in the ofce 9am-noon and 5-7pm; for information, call 309-786-
2631, Broadway Presbyterian Church, 710 23rd St., Rock Island, IL,
MonSep28thruFri Oct 9.
HamiltonLodgeTrivia
Night, proceeds beneft the
lodge; teams of 8, $10/person;
for information, call Bob Durrett
at 563-508-9593, Hamilton
Lodge, 2412 Grant Street,
Bettendorf, IA, 7pmTue Sep29.
TacoDinner Fundraiser,
proceeds beneft the Hamilton
Lodge; $5; for information, call
Bob Durrett at 563-508-9593,
Hamilton Lodge, 2412 Grant
Street, Bettendorf, IA, 5pmTue
Sep29.
Specifcally for Seniors,
educational and entertainment
programs for those 50 and
older; free; for information,
call 563-888-3371 or visit
DavenportLibrary.com,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000
N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
1pmWedSep30.
MilanLions Club&Quad
City Animal Welfare Center
Super Bingo, reserve by Oct.
2 for Oct. 11 event; doors open
at 3:30pm, 5pmbingo; with
$4,500 in prizes, rafes, 50/50s,
catered chicken &pulled pork
sandwiches, a cash bar, and
more; $30 bingo cards for both
sessions, bin go computers
starting at $40; seating is
limited; for information, call 309-
787-6830, Milan Community
Center, US 67, 2 miles south of
Milan, IL, Milan, IL, http://www.
qcawc.org, 3:30pmFri Oct 2.
Friends Fall BookFair,
books, periodicals, video, music,
and more; for friends members
only; for information, call 563-
344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com, 9amFri
Oct 2thruSunOct 4.
Asylumof MadDreams,
on Fridays; annual haunted
forest on the park grounds;
experience the hellbilly acres,
chaos carnival, psycho therapy,
medieval nitemare, and more;
for information, call 309-654-
2110, Cordova Dragway, 10
Miles north of I-80 on IL Rt.
84, Cordova, IL, http://www.
asylumofmaddreams.com, Fri
Oct 2thruFri Oct 30.
QCHauntedForest, on
Friday and Saturday nights at
7pm; a terrifying walk up and
down hills and through trails and mazes; also with interactive
infatable games, group photos, snacks, hot and cold beverages,
and cash bar, and more; $12; for information, call 309-523-9430,
QCHaunted Forest, 3501 207th St. N., Port Byron, IL, http://www.
qchauntedforest.com, Fri Oct 2thruSat Oct 31.
2ndAnnual Fall Diversity Event, information on the diversity
of programs ofered, multi-cultural groups, education regarding
civil rights, international aspects of sustainability; entertainment,
cultural performances, crafts, and more; adults $2, children 12 and
under free; enter via Door 3; for information, call 563-441-4152
or 441-4070, or e-mail jcampagna@eicc.edu or jrobb@eicc.edu,
Scott Community College, 500 Belmont Rd., Bettendorf, IA, 12pm
Sat Oct 3.
BlackHawkHikingClubHike, on Big Island at the Rock
Island Conservation Club; hike will be fat and will take you
through wooded areas near the Hennepin Canal; free and
open to the public; for information, call 309-496-9024, http://
blackhawkhikingclub.bravehost.com, 2:30pmSat Oct 3.
Efgy Mounds BirdWalk, led by Dennis Carter of the Upper
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worth of delicious, top-quality food for only $30; orders accepted
in the ofce 9am-noon and 5-7pm; for information, call 309-786-
2631, Broadway Presbyterian Church, 710 23rd St., Rock Island, IL,
MonOct 26thruFri Nov 6.
HamiltonLodgeTrivia Night, proceeds beneft the lodge;
teams of 8, $10/person; for information, call Bob Durrett at 563-
508-9593, Hamilton Lodge, 2412 Grant Street, Bettendorf, IA, 7pm
Tue Oct 27.
TacoDinner Fundraiser, proceeds beneft the Hamilton
Lodge; $5; for information, call Bob Durrett at 563-508-9593,
Hamilton Lodge, 2412 Grant Street, Bettendorf, IA, 5pmTue Oct
27.
Specifcally for Seniors, educational and entertainment
programs for those 50 and older; free; for information, call 563-
888-3371 or visit DavenportLibrary.com, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, 1pmWedOct 28.
Fright Night inthe District, for information, call 309-788-
6311, The District of Rock Island, 16 1/2 St., Rock Island, IL, http://
www.ridistrict.com, 5pmThuOct 29.
BlackHawkHikingClubHike, starting at the PrairieTrail in
Maquoketa Caves State Park, the newest section of the park with
mowed grass trails; free and open to the public; for information,
call 309-496-9024, http://blackhawkhikingclub.bravehost.com,
2:30pmSat Oct 31.
BoneyardBoogie, a Halloween event for adults; with
an outdoor concert, costume contest, prizes, and more; for
information, call 309-788-6311, The District of Rock Island, 16 1/2
St., Rock Island, IL, http://www.ridistrict.com, 7pmSat Oct 31.
BigBookSale, for information, call 309-732-READ, Rock Island
Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island, IL, http://
www.ripl.lib.il.us, 9amThuNov 5.
Antique Spectacular, for information, call 309-788-5912 or
visit QCCAExpoCenter.com, QCCAExpo Center, 2621 4th Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, 6amFri Nov 6thruSunNov 8.
FRIENDS Holiday Bazaar, for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 9amSat Nov 7.
Veteran’s Day Ceremony, for information, call 309-755-3478,
Downtown East Moline, IL, http://www.eastmoline.com, Wed
Nov 11.
Thunder fromDownUnder, Australia’s hottest male exports;
for information, call 563-324-5233, Penguin’s Comedy Club,
421 River Dr, Davenport, IA, http://www.qcfreighthouse.com/
penguinsComedyClub.upcoming.php, 7:30pmThuNov 12.
ANight of Magic withBill BlaggIII, all-newmagic and
illusion show; $20-$13; for tickets and information, call 563-652-
9815, Ohnward Fine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St., Maquoketa, IA,
http://www.ohnwardfneartscenter.com, 7pmSat Nov 14.
“Twilight”Party, music, games, trivia, and other events, plus
the chance to win a gift certifcate to see“NewMoon”; come in
costume or come as you are; for information, call 309-736-5737,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.
molinelibrary.com, 7pmThuNov 19.
QuadCity Arts Festival of Trees, annual festival featuring
lights, decorated trees, an art exhibit, children’s activities, concerts,
vendors, appearances by Santa, and more; for information, call
309-793-1213 ext. 104, or e-mail dmcdaniel@quadcityarts.com,
RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.quadcityarts.
com, 12:30pmFri Nov 20thruSunNov 29.
LeClaireTrivia Night, proceeds beneft area non-profts such
as the library, Little League, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and the Civic
Center; 8/table, $10/person, $50/table minimum; doors 6:30pm,
trivia 7pm; beverages available, door prizes; for information, e-mail
Chris Cournoyer at chris@ccx.net, LeClaire Civic Center, 127 S Cody
Rd, LeClaire, IA, 7pmSat Nov 21.
HamiltonLodgeTrivia Night, proceeds beneft the lodge;
teams of 8, $10/person; for information, call Bob Durrett at 563-
508-9593, Hamilton Lodge, 2412 Grant Street, Bettendorf, IA, 7pm
Tue Nov 24.
TacoDinner Fundraiser, proceeds beneft the Hamilton
Lodge; $5; for information, call Bob Durrett at 563-508-9593,
Hamilton Lodge, 2412 Grant Street, Bettendorf, IA, 5pmTue Nov
24.
Specifcally for Seniors, educational and entertainment
programs for those 50 and older; free; for information, call 563-
888-3371 or visit DavenportLibrary.com, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, 1pmWedNov 25.
December Angel FoodMinistry Orders, purchase up to $75
worth of delicious, top-quality food for only $30; orders accepted
in the ofce 9am-noon and 5-7pm; for information, call 309-786-
2631, Broadway Presbyterian Church, 710 23rd St., Rock Island, IL,
WedNov 25thruFri Dec 4.
BlackHawkCollege International Holiday Bazaar,
in the lower lobby of Building 1; all proceeds beneft the
International/ESL Scholarship fund through the BHCFoundation;
for information, contact Juanita Zertuche at 309-796-5186 or
zertuchej@bhc.edu, Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600
34th Ave., Moline, IL, 8amThuDec 3.
East Moline Public Library Christmas, for information, call
309-755-9614, East Moline Public Library, 740 16th Ave., East
Moline, IL, http://www.eastmoline.com, Sat Dec 5.
Wafe Breakfast, for information, call 563-324-1054, ext 223,
Center for Belgian Culture, 712 18th Avenue, Moline, IL, http://
www.qcheritageleague.com, 8amSat Dec 5.
Comedy Sportz, on Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm; two teams
of improv comics compete, and you’re the judge; $10 advance,
$12 door; for reservations, call 786-7733 extension 2, Comedy
Sportz, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.myspace.com/
cszqc, thruSat Dec 26.
RifTrax: Plan9fromOuter Space, a“Mystery ScienceTheater
3000”-style attack on EdWood’s notorious“worst flmof all time”;
for information, call 563-441-0242, Showcase Cinemas 53, 3601 E.
53rd St., Davenport, IA, 7pmWedSep2.
Gabriel Rutledge - ChadMiller, for information, call 563-324-
LAFF, Penguin’s Comedy Club, 421 ThuSep3thruSat Sep5.
Comedy for Charity, beneft for the Leukemia &Lymphoma
Society’s TeaminTraining program; featuring comedian Nathan
Timmel; $12-$7; for tickets, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221
East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.englert.org, 7pm
Tue Sep8.
Christine Steadman- JohnEvans, for information, call
563-324-LAFF, Penguin’s Comedy Club, 421 River Dr, Davenport,
IA, http://www.qcfreighthouse.com/penguinsComedyClub.
upcoming.php, ThuSep10thruSat Sep12.
IowaWomen’s Music Festival “Comedy Night”, with
comedienne Poppy Champlin and musician Lojo Russo; $20-$8;
for information, call 319-431-0982, Old Brick Church, 26 E Market
St, Iowa City, IA, http://www.prairievoices.net, 7:30pmFri Sep11.
RifRafTheater: Elektra, a live, “Mystery ScienceTheater
3000”-style attack on Jennifer Garner’s action fick; $10; for tickets,
call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa
City, IA, http://www.englert.org, 8pmFri Sep11.
BrianRegan, comedian in his national tour; $39; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SWJeferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7pmSunSep13.
Rodney Carrington, comedian/actor on his national tour;
$44.75; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Civic Center of Greater Des
Moines, 221Walnut St., Des Moines, IA, http://www.civiccenter.org,
7pmThuSep17.
MikeToomey - TimSullivan, for information, call 563-324-
LAFF, Penguin’s Comedy Club, 421 River Dr, Davenport, IA, http://
www.qcfreighthouse.com/penguinsComedyClub.upcoming.php,
ThuSep17thruSat Sep19.
Tommy Blaze - Jeremy Greenberg, for information, call
563-324-LAFF, Penguin’s Comedy Club, 421 River Dr, Davenport,
IA, http://www.qcfreighthouse.com/penguinsComedyClub.
upcoming.php, ThuSep24andSat Sep26.
GregHahn- Tommy Blaze, for information, call 563-324-LAFF,
Penguin’s Comedy Club, 421 River Dr, Davenport, IA, http://www.
qcfreighthouse.com/penguinsComedyClub.upcoming.php, Fri
Sep25.
AVacationtoDie For, interactive mystery-comedy with the
It’s a Mystery troupe; $35/dinner &show; for reservations, call 563-
359-1607, The Lodge Hotel, Spruce Hills &Utica Ridge, Bettendorf,
IA, http://www.itsamysteryqc.com, 6:30pmFri Sep25.
OpenMic Night, $3; 7:30pmsign-up, 8pmshow; for
information, call 563-324-LAFF, Penguin’s Comedy Club, 421 River
Dr, Davenport, IA, WedSep30.
Cool +Cruel, for information, call 563-324-LAFF, Penguin’s
Comedy Club, 421 River Dr, Davenport, IA, http://www.
qcfreighthouse.com/penguinsComedyClub.upcoming.php, Thu
Oct 1thruSat Oct 3.
TimBedore, stand-up comedy and the PowerPoint
presentation“An Inconvenient Horror - The Animal Conspiracy”;
$20; for information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.englert.org, 8pmFri
Oct 2.
Pat Godwin- Bill Blank, Thu 7:30pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 7:30 &
10pm; for information, call 563-324-5233, Penguin’s Comedy Club,
421 River Dr, Davenport, IA, http://www.qcfreighthouse.com/
penguinsComedyClub.upcoming.php, ThuOct 8thruSat Oct 10.
Lewis Black, Grammy-nominated comedian and
commentator; $58-$42; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler
Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.adlertheatre.
com, 8pmFri Oct 9.
JefDunham, internationally renowned comedian and
his suitcase posse; $43.50; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria
Civic Center, 201 SWJeferson Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.
PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 8pmSat Oct 10.
KevinNealon, former“Saturday Night Live”cast member
and“Weeds”star in his standup tour; $42-$28; for tickets, call
877-677-3456, Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway
22, Riverside, IA, http://www.riversidecasinoandresort.com, Sun
Oct 11.
DavidSedaris, NPR humorist and author of “MeTalk Pretty
One Day”; $34.50-$39.50; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler
Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.adlertheatre.
com, 8pmThuOct 15.
Bobcat Goldthwait - JohnEvans, Fri 8pm, Sat 7:30 &10pm;
for information, call 563-324-5233, Penguin’s Comedy Club,
421 River Dr, Davenport, IA, http://www.qcfreighthouse.com/
penguinsComedyClub.upcoming.php, Fri Oct 16andSat Oct 17.
Jimmy Pardo- Chris Smith, Thu 7:30pm, Fri 8pm&midnight,
Sat late-night show12:30am; for information, call 563-324-5233,
Penguin’s Comedy Club, 421 River Dr, Davenport, IA, http://www.
qcfreighthouse.com/penguinsComedyClub.upcoming.php, Thu
Oct 22thruSat Oct 24.
AVacationtoDie For, interactive mystery-comedy with the
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It’s a Mystery troupe; $35/dinner &show; for reservations, call 563-
359-1607, The Lodge Hotel, Spruce Hills &Utica Ridge, Bettendorf,
IA, http://www.itsamysteryqc.com, 6:30pmFri Oct 23.
NormMacdonald, former“Saturday Night Live”cast member
in his standup tour; $42-$28;
for tickets, call 877-677-3456,
Riverside Casino and Golf
Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
Riverside, IA, http://www.
riversidecasinoandresort.com,
SunOct 25.
OpenMic Night, $3;
7:30pmsign-up, 8pmshow; for
information, call 563-324-LAFF,
Penguin’s Comedy Club, 421
River Dr, Davenport, IA, 8pmWed
Oct 28.
Billy DeeWashington,
Thu 7:30pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 7:30
&10pm; for information, call
563-324-5233, Penguin’s Comedy
Club, 421 River Dr, Davenport,
IA, http://www.qcfreighthouse.
com/penguinsComedyClub.
upcoming.php, ThuOct 29thru
Sat Oct 31.
BobZany, Bob &TomShow
comedian with opener Chick
McGee; $29; for tickets, call
309-342-2299, OrpheumTheatre,
57 S. Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL,
http://www.theorpheum.org,
8pmFri Oct 30.
RifRafTheater: The Rocky
Horror Picture Show, a live,
“Mystery ScienceTheater 3000”-
style attack on the cult-musical
classic; $10; for information, call
319-688-2653, Englert Theatre,
221 East Washington St., Iowa
City, IA, http://www.englert.org,
8pmSat Oct 31.
BrokenLizardLive, sketch-
comedy concert with the
creative teambehind“Super
Troopers”; $30-$25; for tickets
and information, call 319-688-
2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St., Iowa City, IA,
http://www.englert.org, 8pm
Sat Nov 7.
AVacationtoDie For,
interactive mystery-comedy with
the It’s a Mystery troupe; $35/
dinner &show; for reservations,
call 563-359-1607, The Lodge
Hotel, Spruce Hills &Utica Ridge,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
itsamysteryqc.com, 6:30pmFri
Nov 13.
Dane Cook, flmand stand-
up star in his“Isolated Incident
Global Thermo ComedyTour”;
$32.50-$102.50; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, http://www.
iwirelesscenter.com, 8pmSat
Nov 14.
Paula Poundstone,
comedienne on her stand-up
tour; $30-$40; for information,
call 319-688-2653, Englert
Theatre, 221 East Washington St.,
Iowa City, IA, http://www.englert.
org, 8pmSat Nov 14.
JonLaJoie - Scott Deringer,
Fri. at 8pm&midnight, Sat. at
7:30pm; for information, call
563-324-5233, Penguin’s Comedy
Club, 421 River Dr, Davenport,
IA, http://www.qcfreighthouse.com/penguinsComedyClub.
upcoming.php, Fri Nov 20andSat Nov 21.
OpenMic Night, $3; 7:30pmsign-up, 8pmshow; for
information, call 563-324-LAFF, Penguin’s Comedy Club, 421 River
Dr, Davenport, IA, 8pmWedNov 25.
Call for Entry: 2009WildRose Independent FilmFestival,
for 7th annual event; seeking features, shorts, documentaries, and
animated flms; compete for cash and prizes; $20-$40 entry fee
per flm; for information, contact festival director Kimberly Busbee
at 515-707-1533 or bobbusbee@aol.com, Iowa State Historical
Building, 600 E. Locust St. #2007, Des Moines, IA, http://www.
ariesworks.com, thruTue Sep15.
PutnamMuseumIMAXPresentations, with such titles as
“Star Trek,”“Transformers: revenge of the Fallen,”“Kilimanjaro,”
“Under the Sea 3-D,”and“Night at the Museum: Battle of the
Smithsonian”in IMAX format; $10-$7; for information and
showtimes, call 563-324-1933, http://www.putnam.org, thruThu
Dec 31.
MakeupWorkshops: Boot CampI &II, workshops led by
veteran makeup artist Kerry
Herta; covering a range of
beginner- and intermediate-
level topics related to flm, HD
television, beauty &lifestyle
makeup, and more, with
specifc areas of instruction on
color theory, facial anatomy,
character and era research,
tools and techniques, men’s
grooming, eyebrows, eyelashes,
and tattoo coverage; to
register or for information,
call 323-377-2909 or e-mail
kerry@colourboxmakeup.com,
Downtown Iowa City, Iowa City,
IA, WedSep2.
Outrage, documentary on
homophobia in the American
government, by Kirby Dick; $5
regular admission, $4 Sunday
afternoons; for schedule
information and tickets, call
319-335-3041, BijouTheatre,
University of Iowa Memorial
Union, Iowa City, IA, http://www.
uiowa.edu/~bijou/, WedSep2
andThuSep3.
SinNombre, immigration
drama in Spanish with English
subtitles, by Cary Fukunaga; $5
regular admission, $4 Sunday
afternoons; for schedule
information and tickets, call
319-335-3041, BijouTheatre,
University of Iowa Memorial
Union, Iowa City, IA, http://www.
uiowa.edu/~bijou/, WedSep2
andThuSep3.
Munyurangabo, screening
in the 5th Annual Independent
FilmSeries; popcorn, soda, and
discussion afterward; free; in the
2nd foor Community Room;
free; for information, call 309-
732-READ, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.ripl.
lib.il.us, 6pmThuSep3.
Humpday, 2009 comedy
about two straight best friends
who agree to star in a gay porn
flm; $5 regular admission, $4
Sunday afternoons; for schedule
information and tickets, call
319-335-3041, BijouTheatre,
University of Iowa Memorial
Union, Iowa City, IA, http://www.
uiowa.edu/~bijou/, Fri Sep4
thruThuSep10.
The Brothers Bloom, 2009
con-man comedy starring
Adrien Brody and Mark Rufalo;
$5 regular admission, $4
Sunday afternoons; for schedule
information and tickets, call
319-335-3041, BijouTheatre,
University of Iowa Memorial
Union, Iowa City, IA, http://www.
uiowa.edu/~bijou/, Fri Sep4
thruThuSep10.
Defance, presentation
in the 7th annual Jewish
FilmSeries; Edward Zwick’s
2008WorldWar II drama; for
information, call 309-793-1300, Figge Art Museum, 225W2nd St,
Davenport, IA, http://fggeart.org, 4pmSunSep6.
The Graduate, a Sunday Night Pictures presentation of the
classic 1967 counterculture comedy; $5; for information, call 319-
688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA,
http://www.englert.org, 7pmSunSep6.
All Quiet ontheWesternFront, a presentation in the German
FilmSeries; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com, 6pmTue Sep8.
Food, Inc., 2008 documentary on the American food industry,
by Robert Kenner; $5 regular admission, $4 Sunday afternoons; for
schedule information and tickets, call 319-335-3041, BijouTheatre,
University of Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City, IA, http://www.
uiowa.edu/~bijou/, Fri Sep11thruThuSep17.
Moon, 2009’s hallucinatory comedy starring SamRockwell; $5
regular admission, $4 Sunday afternoons; for schedule information
and tickets, call 319-335-3041, BijouTheatre, University of Iowa
Events
i wireless Center
September through December
M
oline’s i wireless Center kicks of
its season of autumn events with
fve days devoted to the magic, comedy,
acrobatics, animals,
and spectacular
thrills of Ringling
Bros. and Barnum
& Bailey’s brand-
new entertainment
extravaganza, Over
the Top (September
3 through 7). But with all due respect to
that legendary touring circus, this fall it’s
actually the i wireless Center itself that’s
the Greatest Show on Earth. Tree wildly
popular musical acts will make their way
to the Quad Cities venue this fall, as the
arena stage delivers Motown hits with
the Grammy Award-winning group Te
Temptations (September 11), exhilarating
rock with the Los Angeles-based
musicians of Buckcherry (performing
with openers Saving Abel, Red, and Te
Last Vegas on September 22), and Irish
enchantment with the gifed female
artists of Celtic Woman (October 11).
Te ironic, iconic flm star and stand-up
comedian Dane Cook brings his “Global
Termo Comedy Tour” to the Moline
venue on November 14, while decidedly
more family-friendly fare will be on-hand
during the October 16 performances
of Disney Live! Te Rockin’ Road Show,
featuring appearances by Mickey, Minnie,
Donald, Goofy, and Tigger, too. Te i
wireless Center will briefy morph into
an indoor water park – with more than
500,000 gallons of water included – when
the H2X Extreme Water Sports Show
showcases wake-boarders, knee-boarders,
wake-skaters, and freestyle jet-ski jumpers
on September 19. And on October 24,
professional ice hockey returns to Moline,
when the Quad City Mallards play the
frst of 12 home matches held between
October and December. Ain’t that just
like a Quad Cities autumn? Water turns
to ice before you know it. More on the
center’s fall events is available by visiting
iwirelessCenter.com. – Mike Schulz
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What’s Happenin’
Music
Yid Vicious
Rock Island Public Library
Wednesday, September 9, 7 p.m.
“Y
id Vicious was formed in 1995 in Madison, Wisconsin,
in order to ameliorate the woeful dearth of klezmer
in America’s otherwise pleasant heartland. Klezmer is Yiddish
folk music, music for dancing and celebrating, and no band
has caused more dancing and celebrating than Yid Vicious.
Except Kool & the Gang, when
they had that hit single about
celebrating good times, come on;
that caused lots of celebrating.
But Yid Vicious is next, right after
Kool & the Gang.”
Much as I’d like to take credit
for that cheeky opening paragraph, it’s actually taken verbatim
from the online biography at YidVicious.com, suggesting that
if the music thing stops working for them, these dynamic
performers should have no problem securing jobs in public
relations.
In a concert sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the
Quad Cities, the seven members of the Wisconsin-based Yid
Vicious will demonstrate their expert musicianship and spirited
sense of fun at the Rock Island Public Library on September 9.
The oft-touring group blends vocals with clarinet, saxophone,
fddle, horn, guitar, accordion, tuba, and percussion, and
the resulting, joyful klezmer experience led the Madison-
based Isthmus to describe the band as “inventive, varied, and
vivacious.”
And, to be sure, busy; as that online bio goes on to state, “Yid
Vicious, ever hungry for attention, is available for weddings, Bar
and Bat Mitzvahs, anarchist picnics, séances, boat shows, clam
bakes, lumberjack competitions,” and “corporate downsizings.”
So I’m guessing they’ll be employed for a while.
Admittance to the group’s 7 p.m. library performance is free,
and more information on both Yid Vicious and the 2009 Jewish
Cultural Series is available by calling (309)793-1300 or visiting
JFQC.org.
Music
Riverfront Pops
LeClaire Park
Saturday, September 12, 6:30 p.m.
S
ure, we all know that the traditional gift for a 25th
anniversary is silver, and the gift for a 50th anniversary
is gold. But thanks to the Quad City Symphony Orchestra,
I now know what marks the celebration of a 26th
anniversary: Sinatra!
In conjunction with the group’s 27th
annual Riverfront Pops concert in LeClaire
Park, the venerated Quad Cities orchestra
will not only wow attendees with
their spectacular talents, but will treat
attendees to the superior vocal stylings
of Steve Lippia, one of the country’s
most prominent and gifted interpreters
of American standards. Conductor Mark Russell Smith’s
musicians will accompany the Las Vegas-based Lippia as
he performs songs made legendary by the even-more-
legendary Frank Sinatra, and even if you know such tunes
as “The Best Is Yet to Come,”“The Lady Is a Tramp,” and “New
York, New York” by heart, chances are you’ve never heard
them as they’ll be performed by Lippia and this ultimate Big
Band.
Described by Las Vegas Style as “the talk of Las Vegas”
and the Press-Telegram as “a dazzling performer,” Lippia just
returned from a European tour that found him headlining
festivals in Finland and Spain, and his exhilarating vocals
have been heard everywhere from Atlantic City’s famed
Resorts Hotel & Casino to Aaron Spelling’s estate in Beverly
Hills. As usual, the Riverfront Pops concert will end with a
performance of “Stars & Stripes Forever” and a freworks
display – and this might be the rare year in which such a
climax will be considered redundant.
Riverfront Pops begins at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday,
September 12, and for more information on the event, call
(563)322-0931 or visit QCSymphony.com.
Theatre
Glengarry Glen Ross
Village Theatre
Thursday, September 10 through Sunday, September 27.
So. Unless you’ve been living under a fucking rock, you’ve
probably heard that the Curtainbox Theatre Company is staging
David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross – winner of the motherfucking
Pulitzer Prize – at the Village of East Davenport’s Village
Theatre. If you haven’t, get the shit outta your ears and listen
up.
Mamet’s comedy – which is fucking hysterical, by the way – is
all about a group of desperate, downright-
fucking-shady real-estate hucksters who get
clueless sons of bitches to purchase parcels
of piece-of-shit land. Yet while they’re
fucking over unsuspecting investors, some of
these assholes are also fucking each other
over, and the ball-busting emotional freworks
that result had the fucking New York Times
calling Glengarry Glen Ross a “scalding comedy” in which “the
playwright makes all-American music – hot jazz and wounding blues
– out of his salesmen’s scatological native lingo.” Yeah, no shit.
Those who’ve seen the kick-ass 1992 movie version know that this
fast-moving, fast-talking story is fucking flled with memorable
lines and unforgettable characters. (The role of salesman Ricky
Roma not only earned an Oscar nomination for Al Pacino, but Tony
Awards for Joe Mantegna in 1984 and fucking Liev Schreiber in
2005.) And bringing director Dave Bonde’s production to life is a
fucking fantastic cast: Pat Flaherty, David Furness, Eddie Staver
III, Daniel D.P. Sheridan, Louis Hare, Tristan Tapscott, Aaron
Randolph III, and even St. Ambrose University’s Michael fucking
Kennedy.
Performances run Thursdays through Sundays – with added shows
on Tuesday nights – September 10 through 27, and tickets are
available by calling (563)650-8121 or visiting TheCurtainbox.com.
See you there, motherfuckers.
(Editor’s note: The Reader apologies for the crass and profane tone of this piece. We’re deeply fucking
ashamed.)
Steve Lippia
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What’s Happenin’
MUSIC
Saturday, September 5 – Mental
Notes CD Release Party. With local singer-
songwriters Randy Leaseman, Macario
Lopez, and Alan Sweet playing “blue funky
soul on the rocks.”The Redstone Room
(129 Main Street, Davenport). 9 p.m. $5. For
tickets and information, call (563)326-1333
or visit RedstoneRoom.com.
Monday, September 7 – Who’s
Bad: The Michael Jackson Tribute.
An extravagantly costumed and
choreographed stage tribute to the late
King of Pop, spanning three decades of
music. Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention
Center (2021 State Street, Bettendorf ).
4 & 7:30 p.m. $15-$20. For tickets and
information, call (800)843-4753 or visit
TheIsleBettendorf.com.
Saturday, September 12 – Iowa
Women’s Music Festival. Featuring
performances by Michelle Shocked, Carolyn
Wonderland, Shelley King, Cosy Sheridan,
Tracy Walker, Lynne Rothrock, and emcee
Kim-Char Meredith; food, vendors; a live
auction; and more. Upper City Park (East
Park Road, Iowa City). Noon-5:30 p.m. Free
admission. For information, call (319)335-
1486 or visit PrairieVoices.net.
THEATRE
Wednesday, September 2, through
Saturday, November 7 – Mid-Life! The
Crisis Musical. Musical-comedy vignettes
on growing older, directed by Ann Nieman.
Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse (1828 Third
Avenue, Rock Island). Wednesday, Friday,
and Saturday 6 p.m. dinner, 7:45 p.m.
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What Else
Is Happenin’
by Mike Schulz
mike@rcreader.com
Music
Pet Benatar & Neil Giraldo
Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center
Thursday, September 3, 7:30 p.m.
The Temptations
i wireless Center
Friday, September 11, 7 p.m.
“M
ike, I need you to write a couple of What’s
Happenin’s on two big-ticket music
events.”
“Hit me with your best shot, Jef.”
“That’s funny,
because one of them is
actually on Pat Benatar
and her husband,
guitarist Neil Giraldo.”
“Tell me why.”
“Well ... they’re
performing at the
Quad-Cities Waterfront
Convention Center on
September 3.”
“Jef, in a crazy world
like this, there’s the temptation to feel angry, to
want to fght it out with bloodshot eyes in the heat
of the night. But we live for love, Jef. We belong.
And every time I fall back, I don’t let it show. I run
between the raindrops, make promises in the dark,
and understand that so long as love is a battlefeld
– a heartbreaker – the good life will treat me right.
I’d be delighted to write about rockers Benatar
and Giraldo for everyone who’s out-a-touch, for
the temporary heroes who are walking in the
underground searching for one love – true love – in
the shadows of the night.”
“Um ... o-ka-a-ay ... .”
“What’s the other What’s Happenin’ on, Jef? I’m
all fred up! I feel lucky! I feel invincible!”
“I’d also like you to do a piece on the legendary
Motown group The Temptations, who are playing
the i wireless Center on September 11 ... .”
“Aw, Jef, is this just my imagination running
away with me? This is paradise! A dream come true!
I ain’t too proud to beg, but you’ve got my soul on
fre with this heavenly assignment on the superstar
Rock & Roll Hall of Famers! How can I forget the
way I used to hum along and dance when my baby
said, ‘It’s summer, and you’re my everything,’ and I
said, ‘I could never love another’? For once in my
life, I’ll try something new – all I need is my girl,
some happy people, and a psychedelic shack, and
I truly, truly believe this could be my masterpiece!
I’m on cloud nine! You’ve made me so very happy!”
“God, how I wish the Blue Man Group would
come back to town ... .”
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo will play many of their
26 aforementioned hits at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday,
September 3, and tickets are available by calling
the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center at
(800)843-4753 or visiting TheIsleBettendorf.com.
The Temptations, meanwhile, will play many of
the group’s 23 aforementioned hits at the i wireless
Center on Friday, September 11, and tickets for the 7
p.m. show are available by calling (800)745-3000 or
visiting iwirelessCenter.com.
Theatre
Glengarry Glen Ross
Village Theatre
Thursday, September 10 through Sunday, September 27.
So. Unless you’ve been living under a fucking rock, you’ve
probably heard that the Curtainbox Theatre Company is staging
David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross – winner of the motherfucking
Pulitzer Prize – at the Village of East Davenport’s Village
Theatre. If you haven’t, get the shit outta your ears and listen
up.
Mamet’s comedy – which is fucking hysterical, by the way – is
all about a group of desperate, downright-
fucking-shady real-estate hucksters who get
clueless sons of bitches to purchase parcels
of piece-of-shit land. Yet while they’re
fucking over unsuspecting investors, some of
these assholes are also fucking each other
over, and the ball-busting emotional freworks
that result had the fucking New York Times
calling Glengarry Glen Ross a “scalding comedy” in which “the
playwright makes all-American music – hot jazz and wounding blues
– out of his salesmen’s scatological native lingo.” Yeah, no shit.
Those who’ve seen the kick-ass 1992 movie version know that this
fast-moving, fast-talking story is fucking flled with memorable
lines and unforgettable characters. (The role of salesman Ricky
Roma not only earned an Oscar nomination for Al Pacino, but Tony
Awards for Joe Mantegna in 1984 and fucking Liev Schreiber in
2005.) And bringing director Dave Bonde’s production to life is a
fucking fantastic cast: Pat Flaherty, David Furness, Eddie Staver
III, Daniel D.P. Sheridan, Louis Hare, Tristan Tapscott, Aaron
Randolph III, and even St. Ambrose University’s Michael fucking
Kennedy.
Performances run Thursdays through Sundays – with added shows
on Tuesday nights – September 10 through 27, and tickets are
available by calling (563)650-8121 or visiting TheCurtainbox.com.
See you there, motherfuckers.
(Editor’s note: The Reader apologies for the crass and profane tone of this piece. We’re deeply fucking
ashamed.)
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Memorial Union, Iowa City, IA, http://www.uiowa.edu/~bijou/, Fri
Sep11thruThuSep17.
ALetter toThreeWives, Presented by the Classic FilmSociety;
with Kirk Douglas and Jeanne Crain; $3 donation; for more
information call (563) 391-3502, Marycrest Senior Campus, 1607W.
12th St., Davenport, IA, 7pmSat Sep12.
Movie inthe Meadow: Hotel for Dogs, bounce houses,
a climbing wall, face-painting, live music, and a screening of
the Disney hit; food available for purchase; bring lawn chairs
and blankets; free; for information, call 563-285-7819, Sheridan
Meadows Park, Eldridge, IA, http://www.northridgecc.com, 5pm
Sat Sep12.
Movie Night, for information,
call 309-755-9614, East Moline
Public Library, 740 16th Ave., East
Moline, IL, http://empl.lib.il.us,
7pmSat Sep12.
Fight Club, a Sunday Night
Pictures presentation of David
Fincher’s violent black comedy;
$5; for information, call 319-688-
2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St., Iowa City, IA,
http://www.englert.org, 7pmSun
Sep13.
Waltz withBashir,
presentation in the 7th annual
Jewish FilmSeries; Oscar-
nominated animated flmby Ari
Folman; for information, call 309-
793-1300, Figge Art Museum, 225
W2nd St, Davenport, IA, http://
fggeart.org, 4pmSunSep13.
Cabaret, Bob Fosse’s Oscar-
winning musical; a presentation
in the German FilmSeries; for
information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.bettendorfibrary.
com, 6pmTue Sep15.
CitizenRuth, a screening
of the 1996 Laura Dern comedy
in the OfBeat Indepedent Film
Series; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, 6pmWed
Sep16.
Sonny Chiba: The Street
Fighter, Japanese martial-arts
classic, directed by Shigehiro
Ozawa; $5; for information and
tickets, call 319-335-3041, Bijou
Theatre, University of Iowa
Memorial Union, Iowa City, IA,
http://www.uiowa.edu/~bijou/,
9pmFri Sep18.
AwayWe Go, 2009’s of-beat
road comedy by SamMendes,
starring John Krasinski and Maya
Rudolph; $5 regular admission,
$4 Sunday afternoons; for
schedule information and tickets,
call 319-335-3041, BijouTheatre,
University of Iowa Memorial
Union, Iowa City, IA, http://www.
uiowa.edu/~bijou/, Fri Sep18
thruThuSep24.
Lost Nation: The Ioway,
Kelly Rundle presents a screening
of his and wifeTammy’s Native
American documentary; free; for
information, call 309-736-5739,
Moline Public Library, 3210
41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.
molinelibrary.com, 2:30pmSat
Sep19.
Sonny Chiba: Returnof the
Street Fighter, Japanese martial-arts classic, directed by Shigehiro
Ozawa; $5; for information and tickets, call 319-335-3041, Bijou
Theatre, University of Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City, IA, http://
www.uiowa.edu/~bijou/, 9pmSat Sep19.
ManhattanShort FilmFestival, 12 short flms submitted
fromacross the globe in which award winners are voted on by
viewers fromaround the world; $5 regular admission, $4 Sunday
afternoons; for schedule information and tickets, call 319-335-
3041, BijouTheatre, University of Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City,
IA, http://www.uiowa.edu/~bijou/, SunSep20thruSat Sep26.
2or 3Things I KnowAbout Her, 1967 French character study
by Jean-Luc Godard; $5 regular admission, $4 Sunday afternoons;
for schedule information and tickets, call 319-335-3041, Bijou
Theatre, University of Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City, IA, http://
www.uiowa.edu/~bijou/, Fri Sep25thruThuOct 1.
Made inUSA, 1966 French thriller by Jean-Luc Godard; $5
regular admission, $4 Sunday afternoons; for schedule information
and tickets, call 319-335-3041, BijouTheatre, University of Iowa
Memorial Union, Iowa City, IA, http://www.uiowa.edu/~bijou/, Fri
Sep25thruThuOct 1.
Inkheart, screening of the 2009 action-adventure in
conjunction with forthcoming book discussion and author
interview; a Global Gathering Germany event; for information, call
563-344-4188, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 1pmSat Sep
26.
Das Boot, Wolfgang Petersen’s WorldWar II thriller; a
presentation in the German FilmSeries; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 6pmTue
Sep29.
AWalktoBeautiful, award-
winning documentary detailing
the stories of fve Ethiopian
women who sufer from
devastating childbirth injuries
and embark on a journey to
reclaimtheir lost dignity; Q&A
following; free; for information,
call 319-688-2653, Englert
Theatre, 221 East Washington
St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.
englert.org, 7pmThuOct 1.
Art: 21FilmScreening
- Compassion, for information,
call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids
Museumof Art, 410Third Ave.,
Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.
crma.org, 7pmThuOct 1.
Under the Bombs,
screening in the 5th Annual
Independent FilmSeries;
popcorn, soda, and discussion
afterward; free; in the 2nd foor
Community Room; free; for
information, call 309-732-READ,
Rock Island Public Library - Main
Library, 401 19th, Rock Island,
IL, http://www.ripl.lib.il.us, 6pm
ThuOct 1.
Little Ashes, 2008 Salvador
Dali drama starring Robert
Pattinson; $5 regular admission,
$4 Sunday afternoons; for
schedule information and
tickets, call 319-335-3041, Bijou
Theatre, University of Iowa
Memorial Union, Iowa City, IA,
http://www.uiowa.edu/~bijou/,
Fri Oct 2thruThuOct 8.
Whatever Works,
2009Woody Allen comedy
starring Larry David; $5
regular admission, $4 Sunday
afternoons; for schedule
information and tickets, call
319-335-3041, BijouTheatre,
University of Iowa Memorial
Union, Iowa City, IA, http://www.
uiowa.edu/~bijou/, Fri Oct 2
thruThuOct 8.
The FrenchConnection,
William’s Friedkin’s Oscar-
winning 1971 thriller; $5; for
information, call 319-688-2653,
Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St., Iowa City, IA,
http://www.englert.org, 7pm
SunOct 4.
The Lives of Others, Oscar-
winning thriller; a presentation
in the German FilmSeries; for
information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com, 6pm
Tue Oct 6.
Art: 21FilmScreening- Fantasy, for information, call 319-
366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museumof Art, 410Third Ave., Cedar
Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, 7pmThuOct 8.
DeadSnow, 2009 Norwegian horror comedy about zombie
Nazis; $5 regular admission, $4 Sunday afternoons; for schedule
information and tickets, call 319-335-3041, BijouTheatre,
University of Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City, IA, http://www.
uiowa.edu/~bijou/, Fri Oct 9thruThuOct 15.
Soul Power, 2008 documentary on the 1974 James Brown
concert that took place before the legendary“Rumble in the
Jungle”bout in Zaire; $5 regular admission, $4 Sunday afternoons;
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Events
Adler Theatre
September through December
A
s always, the autumn-entertainment scene
in the Quad Cities will be flled with music,
theatre, comedy, spectacle, and family events, with
this particular autumn
also boasting appearances
by an Oscar winner,
a Grammy winner,
and an author whom
Time magazine labeled
“Humorist of the Year.”
And did I mention that
all of these entertainment
options can be found in
the same building? At Davenport’s Adler Teatre,
the fall season will open and close with concerts in
the Quad City Symphony Orchestra’s Masterworks
series (October 3 and December 5, with a concert
in the middle on November 7), and will feature
terrifcally varied programming between the
bookends of Masterworks I and III. October 6
fnds Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis in
our area as part of the Eastern Iowa Community
College District’s “Viewpoint Distinguished
Speakers Series”; Grammy-winning comedian and
famed Te Daily Show commentator Lewis Black
takes the stage on October 9; and frequent Tis
American Life contributor and Time “Humorist
of the Year” David Sedaris plays the Adler on
October 15. Te Disney Channel’s pop quartet
Imagination Movers will rock the kids on October
21, while October 25 brings with it the Dove
Award-winning Mark Schultz & Point of Grace,
with the 1980s being brought to hilarious life in
October 26’s touring production of Te Wedding
Singer. Circus amazements will be on display
in November 18’s Cirque Dreams: Illumination.
Te wildly popular Christian musicians of Skillet
perform November 28. And the Adler will host a
one-night stage presentation of Te Wizard of Oz
– in conjunction with the movie’s 70th anniversary
– on November 29. Why bother leaving town for
entertainment when the Adler is reminding us
there’s no place like home? For more information
on the Davenport venue’s autumn events, visit
AdlerTeatre.com. – Mike Schulz
David Sedaris
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discussion. “I view it as the community giving
a great vote of confdence to the Quad Cities
Convention & Visitors Bureau that we’re already
meeting many of the community’s goals,” he said.
“And by that I mean the community views the
bureau as one team, we are a regional entity, we
are non-duplicative ... , we produce an incredible
high positive ROI for our community ... .”
Quad Cities First could be seen as an attempt
at the economic-development equivalent of
what happened in 1990, when the Davenport,
Bettendorf, and Illinois Quad Cities tourism
ofces merged into the Quad Cities Convention
& Visitors Bureau. “Many of the discussions
about working together, being one entity, using
resources wisely were resolved in the tourism side
of things 20 years ago,” Taylor said.
Bringing together Quad Cities First and the
Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau could
be viewed as the next logical step.
Te idea that the Convention & Visitors
Bureau should be separate merely because it’s not
dysfunctional goes against the premise of Quad
Cities First. Two of that fedgling organization’s
aims are “comprehensive economic-development
strategic planning and funding for the Quad
Cities” and “sales and marketing of the Quad
Cities region.” Nothing there diferentiates
between “business” and “tourism” economic
development, and the word “comprehensive” is by
defnition all-inclusive.
Taylor said he could envision the day when the
community speaks to the outside world not just
with one voice, but through one mouthpiece. “I
think the Quad Cities is evolving,” he said. “And
the day could come where Quad Cities First is all-
encompassing.”
But he doesn’t see that happening anytime
soon. “You don’t just snap your fngers ... ,”
he said. “It takes longer to bring everyone to
consensus ... .”
And although he was talking about cooperative
arts marketing, Taylor said there’s ofen much
trial and error involved in fguring out the best
way to do something: “We may have to go to the
kitchen many, many times to fnd the recipe that
works.”
Anamosa’s Starlighters Teatre
delivers the theatrical version of a
beloved movie with Irving Berlin’s White
Christmas (December 4 through 13),
while Riverside Teatre ofers seasonal
monologues in Walking the Wire: Holiday
Tales (November
19 through 22), and
the Old Creamery
presents country-
Western caroling in
the Honky Tonk Angels
Holiday Spectacular
(November 19 through
December 20). Te
Clinton Area Showboat
Teatre, meanwhile, will briefy re-open
its summer-stock doors for Te Best
Christmas Pageant Ever (November 27
through December 13), with Muscatine’s
Pearl City Players asking What Are You
Giving for Christmas? at the city’s Central
Middle School (November 20 through 22).
Here in the Quad Cities, Moline’s
Quad City Music Guild delivers a new
adaptation of the holiday classic Babes
in Toyland (December 3 through 6), and
Playcrafers brings audiences an early gif
with the seasonal comedy Papa’s Angels
(November 6 through 15), while Circa
’21 ofers its own presents in the song-
and-dance revue Holly Jolly Christmas
(November 11 through December 31)
and the button-nosed family musical
Frosty’s Magic Hat (November 27 through
December 26).
And fnally, the area’s classical-theatre
troupe the Prenzie Players again take
to the Village Teatre stage, with their
imagining of Shakespeare’s Te Winter’s
Tale, running November 13 through 22.
Yes, I know, the Bard’s play doesn’t really
have anything to do with the holidays, or
even with winter all that much. But this
still seemed like a graceful way to exit.
Pursued by a bear.
For more information on the fall’s theatrical
productions, visit RiverCitiesReader.com/
calendars/reader-theatre-calendar.
Continued From Page 19
Our area’s other educational institutions
will ofer entertainment ranging from light
comedy to really, really dark comedy, with
Scott Community College also delivering
some seasonal scares in John Pielmeir’s
Haunted Lives (October 22 through 31).
Iowa City’s University
of Iowa presents a lafer
by the brother-sister
team of David and
Amy Sedaris with Te
Book of Liz (October 8
through 18), followed by
the musical adaptation
of one of cinema’s true
classics – Reefer Madness
(November 13 through 21). Moline’s Black
Hawk College ofers three one-acts by
the late playwright Wendy Wasserstein
in Evening of Wassterstein: Bette & Me,
Waiting for Philip Glass, and Te Man in a
Case (November 19 through 23).
Rock Island’s Augustana College
delivers a dramatic comedy with Pulitzer
Prize-winner John Patrick Shanley’s Te
Big Funk (October 16 through 25). And
Davenport’s St. Ambrose University stages
family-friendly music and humor in A
Year with Frog & Toad (December 5 and
6), plus a pair of shows that you should
probably think twice about bringing the
young uns to: a studio-theatre take on Neil
LaBute’s corrosive black comedy Fat Pig
(September 10 through 12), and – ahem
– Te Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
(October 9 through 11). Is Sister Joan
Lescinski aware of this?
Much younger students of theatre will
take part in the fall lineup as well, with
Davenport Junior Teatre presenting
Winnie-the-Pooh (October 17 through
25), plus – in a really-late-fall ofering
– the Christmas Carol adaptation Scrooge!
(December 12 through 20). A Christmas
Carol itself will actually be staged at
Maquoketa’s Ohnward Fine Arts Center
November 20 through 22, and these
Charles Dickens productions are but two
of numerous holiday-themed titles on-
hand this fall.
Fall’s Swell, and Ends Well
by Mike Schulz
mike@rcreader.com
The Wedding Singer, at the Adler Theatre
Continued From Page 7
important part of developing Quad Cities First,
but the discussions were not at the center of what
we discussed. Te purpose of the discussions
among the community leaders was what to do
with the Quad City Development Group, given
that it was running out of money.”
We’ve known about the importance of culture
in economic development for a long time.
Te culture and recreation features of River
Renaissance (which were both publicly and
privately funded) were partly pitched as economic
development, for example, and the omnipresent
word “amenities” is development-speak for arts,
culture, and leisure opportunities.
Yet there is this artifcial separation between
economic development and cultural development,
and between the marketing of our communities
for economic development and for tourism.
It’s certainly true that Quad Cities Convention
& Visitors Bureau and Quad Cities First will
have diferent audiences, with one organization
targeting individuals and convention groups
and the other communicating with business
prospects.
Yet there’s signifcant overlap in the messages.
Both are trying to convince people that there’s a
vibrant culture here, whether somebody might
come for a weekend visit or might move a family
or a business here.
And a unifed approach should turn visitors
into residents and business leaders. Success in
cultural marketing for tourism can lead to success
in business attraction; a business-relocation
decision starts with a visit, afer all.
“Tere is a great potential to work together
certainly,” Bahls said. He noted that while the
organizations’ marketing materials might be
diferent, they can share themes.
Bahls is hinting at the biggest barrier to
a merger: Quad Cities First has no apparent
interest in becoming one with the Quad Cities
Convention & Visitors Bureau, and vice versa.
“Te group that formed Quad Cities First
looked at the Convention & Visitors Bureau and
found that to be a very, very good program,” Bahls
said. He added that it’s “an example of something
that works. It is unlikely, in my view, that we’d see
a merger of those two.”
Taylor saw it as a compliment that his
organization was kept out of the Quad Cities First
A Modest Proposal: Merge Quad Cities
First and the Convention & Visitors Bureau
by Jef Ignatius
jef@rcreader.com
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for schedule information and tickets, call 319-335-3041, Bijou
Theatre, University of Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City, IA, http://
www.uiowa.edu/~bijou/, Fri Oct 9thruThuOct 15.
Movie Night, for information, call 309-755-9614, East Moline
Public Library, 740 16th Ave., East Moline, IL, http://empl.lib.il.us,
7pmSat Oct 10.
SittingPretty, Presented by the Classic FilmSociety; with
CliftonWebb, Robert Young, and Maureen O’Hara; $3 donation; for
more information call (563) 391-3502, Marycrest Senior Campus,
1607W. 12th St., Davenport, IA, 7pmSat Oct 10.
JohnJames Audubon: DrawnfromNature, an
Environmental FilmFestival screening on the famed naturalist,
artist, publisher, and promoter; followed by a look at some actual
Audubon prints; for information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids
Museumof Art, 410Third Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.
org, 1pmSunOct 11.
Good-bye, Lenin!, 2004 comedy-drama; a presentation in the
German FilmSeries; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com, 6pmTue Oct 13.
Art: 21FilmScreening- Transformation, for information, call
319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museumof Art, 410Third Ave., Cedar
Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, 7pmThuOct 15.
Alien, Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-f/horror classic; $5 regular
admission, $4 Sunday afternoons; for schedule information
and tickets, call 319-335-3041, BijouTheatre, University of Iowa
Memorial Union, Iowa City, IA, http://www.uiowa.edu/~bijou/, Fri
Oct 16thruThuOct 22.
Zift, 2008 Bulgarian neo-noir art flmby director Javor
Gardev; $5 regular admission, $4 Sunday afternoons; for schedule
information and tickets, call 319-335-3041, BijouTheatre, University
of Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City, IA, http://www.uiowa.
edu/~bijou/, Fri Oct 16thruThuOct 22.
Super Troopers, 2002 cult comedy by the Broken Lizard
comedy troupe; $5; for information, call 319-688-2653, Englert
Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.englert.
org, 9pmSunOct 18.
Les Choristes (The Chorus), a screening of the Academy
Award nominated flmas part of the OfBeat Indepedent Film
Series; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, 6pmWedOct 21.
Art: 21FilmScreening- Systems, for information, call 319-
366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museumof Art, 410Third Ave., Cedar
Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, 7pmThuOct 22.
The House onHauntedHill, Vincent Price’s 1959 horror
classic, in a Genesis HealthQuest FilmSeries screening; free; for
information, call 563-326-8500, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.adlertheatre.com, 2pmThuOct 22.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show, let’s do theTimeWarp again!;
midnight showings; $5; for information, call 319-335-3041, Bijou
Theatre, University of Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City, IA, http://
www.uiowa.edu/~bijou/, ThuOct 22thruSat Oct 24.
Evil Dead2: Deadby Dawn, SamRaimi’s gro-o-o-ovy! cult-
classic horror-comedy; $5; for information, call 319-688-2653,
Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.
englert.org, 7pmSunOct 25.
Schultze Gets the Blues, a presentation in the German Film
Series; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com, 6pmTue Oct 27.
Twilight, a free showing of the vampire movie, with the
chance to win a gift certifcate to its sequel, “NewMoon”; free; for
information, call 309-762-6883, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St,
Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, 2pmSat Oct 31.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show, let’s do the time warp again!;
$15 includes prop bag; for information, call 319-688-2653, Englert
Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.englert.
org, 11:59pmSat Oct 31.
The CountryTeacher, screening in the 5th Annual
Independent FilmSeries; popcorn, soda, and discussion afterward;
free; in the 2nd foor Community Room; free; for information, call
309-732-READ, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.ripl.lib.il.us, 6pmThuNov 5.
This Is Spinal Tap, heavy-metal mockumentary; $5; for
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.englert.org, 7pmSun
Nov 8.
Movie Night, for information, call 309-755-9614, East Moline
Public Library, 740 16th Ave., East Moline, IL, http://empl.lib.il.us,
7pmSat Nov 14.
Say Anything..., Cameron Crowe’s romantic comedy starring
John Cusack; $5; for information, call 319-688-2653, Englert
Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.englert.
org, 7pmSunNov 15.
Chocolat, a screening of the 2000 Juliette Binoche/Johnny
Depp flmas part of the OfBeat Indepedent FilmSeries; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com,
6pmWedNov 18.
Joyeux Noel, military historian George Eaton will introduce
the flmin a commemoration of the 95th anniversary of the three
armies’“Christmas Eve truce”inWorldWar I; co-sponsored with the
German American Heritage Center; for information, call 563-344-
4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 LearningCampus, Bettendorf,
IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 6:30pmThuNov 19.
The Soundof Music, Oscar-winning classic with Julie Andrews;
$5, kids 12 and under free; for information, call 319-688-2653,
Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.
englert.org, 3pmSunNov 22.
His Girl Friday, classic Cary Grant comedy; St. Ambrose
University professor Sandra Quinn will introduce the flmand
facilitate a short discussion afterwards; for information, call 563-
344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 7pmTue Dec 1.
InLoveWeTrust, screening in the 5th Annual Independent
FilmSeries; popcorn, soda, and discussion afterward; free; in the
2nd foor Community Room; free; for information, call 309-732-
READ, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th, Rock
Island, IL, http://www.ripl.lib.il.us, 6pmThuDec 3.
NapoleonDynamite, cult comedy classic-in-the-making;
$5; for information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.englert.org, 9pmSun
Dec 6.
GPS Adventures, thru Sept. 7; traveling exhibit featuring
treasure hunting, hands-on activities, examples of GPS technology
in use today, coming developments, and more; free with museum
admission; for information, call 563-324-1933, http://www.putnam.
org, thruMonSep7.
Iowa A- Z: The History andCulture of Iowa, an alphabetical
celebration of the state’s culture and achievements, featuring
artifacts from40 diferent lenders; for information, call 319-643-
5301, Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum, OfI-80 at exit 254,
West Branch, IA, http://www.hoover.archives.gov, 9amthruSun
Nov 1.
Blue ManGroup- MakingWaves, 1,500 square foot traveling
exhibit providing a multi-sensory exploration of sound, featuring
the exhibit components EntryTube, IntroWall, Tube Phones,
Seeing Sound, Slide/Build-u-lum, Sand Drum, PVCs, Belly Drum,
and Surround SoundTheater; free with museumadmission; for
information, call 563-344-4106, http://www.familymuseum.org,
thruThuDec 31.
UnearthingAncient Egypt, visit the newly renovatedEgyptian
gallery, with updated components including newlighting, new
mummy cases, and a touch-screen video monitor that features
results fromthe CT scans performed at genesis; for information, call
563-324-1054, ext 219, PutnamMuseum&IMAXTheatre, 1717W
12th St, Davenport, IA, http://www.putnam.org, thruThuDec 31.
Be Late for SomethingDay, learn all about time keeping and
explore clocks, work together to create a marble time-keeper, and
make sundials to take home; free with museumadmission; for
information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning
Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.familymuseum.org, 10am
Sat Sep5.
Helicopter Day, fnd out howhelicopters work, what makes
themfy, and howto create some of your very own fying things;
for information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning
Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.familymuseum.org, 10am
Sat Sep12.
National ButterscotchPuddingDay, make and eat delicious
pudding treats, and make pudding art; dress for a mess; free with
museumadmission; for information, call 563-344-4106, Family
Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
familymuseum.org, 10amSat Sep19.
Johnny Appleseed’s Birthday, celebrate Johnny’s birthday
with apples and applesauce to taste and by making beautiful
apple print patterns and artwork; free with museumadmission;
for information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning
Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.familymuseum.org, 10am
Sat Sep26.
Happy Anniversary, Sputnik!, celebrate the launch of the
frst artifcial satellite into space by learning about satellites,
and building and launching your own rockets; free with
museumadmission; for information, call 563-344-4106, Family
Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
familymuseum.org, 10amSat Oct 3.
National Angel FoodCake Day, whip up some homemade
whipped creamfor topping and taste slices of this fufy baked
treat; free with museumadmission; for information, call 563-344-
4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.familymuseum.org, 10amSat Oct 10.
Ivory SoapAnniversary Day, “99 and forty-four one-
hundredths percent pure”fun, with the sculpting of a bar of Ivory
Soap into a fantastic creation; test soap boats to see if they foat;
free with museumadmission; for information, call 563-344-4106,
Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA, http://
www.familymuseum.org, 10amSat Oct 17.
UnitedNations Day, explore world geography and make
a fold-up globe to take home; free with museumadmission; for
information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning
Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.familymuseum.org, 10am
Sat Oct 24.
ScarecrowShenanigans, decorate a pumpkin, play a silly
game, and explore a“haunted”museum; for information, call 563-
344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf,
IA, http://www.familymuseum.org, 10amSunOct 25.
National Caramel Apple Day, make apple crafts and cook
up your very own gooey, delicious caramel apples for a treat; free
with museumadmission; for information, call 563-344-4106, Family
Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
familymuseum.org, 10amSat Oct 31.
Grossology Science Demonstrations, Her Grossness Sylvia
Branzei provides education as to why gross stuflike boogers,
vomit, urine, sweat, and pimples is crucial to human health and
well-being; free with museumadmission; for information, call 563-
344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf,
IA, http://www.familymuseum.org, 10amand 1pmSat Nov 7.
Claude Money’s Birthday Celebration, celebrate famous
Impressionist artist Claude Monet with birthday cake and the
creation of your very own Monet-style water-lily craft; free with
museumadmission; for information, call 563-344-4106, Family
Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
familymuseum.org, 10amSat Nov 14.
First MannedHot Air BalloonFlight Day, try your hand
at ballooning by fying a small hot air balloon, experimenting
with air, and making your own parachutes to fy; free with
museumadmission; for information, call 563-344-4106, Family
Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
familymuseum.org, 10amSat Nov 21.
Happy Birthday, Walt Disney, learn about the famous
animator, the memorable characters he created, and howhis
most famous creations have changed over time; try your hand
at drawing your own cartoons and animation art; free with
museumadmission; for information, call 563-344-4106, Family
Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
familymuseum.org, 10amSat Dec 5.
Family MuseumWinterfest, annual holiday celebration; free
with museumadmission; for information, call 563-344-4106, Family
Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
familymuseum.org, 10amSunDec 6.
Peoria Chiefs, vs. the Kane County Cougars; $10-$6; for tickets,
call 866-698-4253, O’Brien Field, 730 SWJeferson, Peoria, IL, http://
www.peoriachiefs.com, 6:30pmWedSep2.
QuadCities River Bandits, vs the Beloit Snappers; $12-$5; for
tickets, call 563-324-3000, ModernWoodmen Park, 209 Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, http://riverbandits.com, 7pmWedSep2.
Peoria Chiefs, vs. the Kane County Cougars; $10-$6; for tickets,
call 866-698-4253, O’Brien Field, 730 SWJeferson, Peoria, IL, http://
www.peoriachiefs.com, 6:30pmThuSep3.
QuadCities River Bandits, vs the Beloit Snappers; $12-$5; for
tickets, call 563-324-3000, ModernWoodmen Park, 209 Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, http://riverbandits.com, 7pmThuSep3.
Peoria Chiefs, vs. the Kane County Cougars; freworks after;
$10-$6; for tickets, call 866-698-4253, O’Brien Field, 730 SW
Jeferson, Peoria, IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, 6:30pmFri
Sep4.
QuadCities River Bandits, vs the Beloit Snappers; $12-$5; for
tickets, call 563-324-3000, ModernWoodmen Park, 209 Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, http://riverbandits.com, 7pmWedSep2thruFri
Sep4.
Cordova Dragway Midnight Mayhem, “street legal all out
drag racing fun”; featuring domestic and import shoot-outs, the
Smokey Burn-Out Contest; mobile wiring dB drags, the Flag Girl
Contest, and more; for information, call 309-654-2110, Cordova
Dragway, 10 Miles north of I-80 on IL Rt. 84, Cordova, IL, http://
www.cordovadrag.com, 11pmFri Sep4andSat Sep5.
Cordova Dragway 2009Season, Fridays thru Sundays;
dates and times vary; $25-$3; for schedule information, call 309-
654-2110, Cordova Dragway, 10 Miles north of I-80 on IL Rt. 84,
Cordova, IL, http://www.cordovadrag.com, thruFri Oct 30.
RockIslandGrandPrix, the country’s largest street-cart race,
with hundreds of entrants fromthe United States and Canada,
food vendors, children’s activities, and more; free admission; for
information, call (309)292-8133, The District of Rock Island, 16 1/2
St., Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandgrandprix.com, 8:15am
Sat Sep5andSunSep6.
ClintonLumberKings, vs the Peoria Chiefs; for tickets, call
563-242-0727, Alliant Energy Field, 537 Ballpark Dr., Clinton, IA,
6:30pmSat Sep5.
ClintonLumberKings, vs the Peoria Chiefs; for tickets, call
563-242-0727, Alliant Energy Field, 537 Ballpark Dr., Clinton, IA,
2pmSunSep6.
ClintonLumberKings, vs the Peoria Chiefs; for tickets, call
563-242-0727, Alliant Energy Field, 537 Ballpark Dr., Clinton, IA,
2pmMonSep7.
Cordova Dragway AMCNationals, featuring the muscle cars
of yesteryear, drag race, car show, swap meet, car corral, NAMDRA
picnic, and more; for information, call 309-654-2110 or Jock at
262-843-4326, Cordova Dragway, 10 Miles north of I-80 on IL Rt. 84,
Cordova, IL, http://www.cordovadrag.com, Fri Sep11.
QCRollers vs. Cedar Rapids Roller Girls, fat track roller
derby in the Great Hall; $10-$8; for tickets, e-mail Necia Miller at
qcrollers@yahoo.com, RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St, Davenport, IA,
http://www.myspace.com/quadcityrollers, 7pmSat Sep12.
Wrigley FieldBusTrip, watch the Chicago Cubs play the
Milwaukee Brewers; ticket price includes transportation to and
fromWrigley Field, one game ticket, 2 6”Hy-Vee sub sandwiches,
chips, and bottled water; for information and tickets, call 309-793-
0684 or e-mail 1549clubmgr@hy-vee.com, Hy-Vee Rock Island Club
Room, 2930 18th Ave, Rock Island, IL, 1:20pmThuSep17.
Grindco’s H2XIndoor WatersportsThrill Show, half a million
gallons of water foods the i wireless Center in an event featuring
personal watercraft racing and freestyle big air jumping by the
world’s top professional Jet Ski riders; $17.50+; for tickets, call 800-
745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.
iwirelesscenter.com, 7:30pmSat Sep19.
QCALM’s 15thAnnual Golf OutingandPicnic, featuring a
picnic dinner, rafes, awards, and prizes for longest drive, closest to
the pin; 10amshotgun start, preferred ball; $70 ($20 picnic only);
for information, call 309-794-9194 or e-mail qcalm@qcalm.org,
Golfmohr Golf Course, 16724 Hubbard Rd, East Moline, IL, http://
www.qcalm.org, 10amFri Sep25.
Cordova Dragway Midnight Mayhem, “street legal all out
drag racing fun”; featuring domestic and import shoot-outs, the
Smokey Burn-Out Contest; mobile wiring dB drags, the Flag Girl
Contest, and more; for information, call 309-654-2110, Cordova
Dragway, 10 Miles north of I-80 on IL Rt. 84, Cordova, IL, http://
www.cordovadrag.com, 11pmFri Sep25andSat Sep26.
Cordova Dragway Battle of the HighSchools, featuring the
Spring Car Cram, individual and teamcompetitions, and more; $10
to race, $5 to watch; for information, call 309-654-2110, Cordova
Dragway, 10 Miles north of I-80 on IL Rt. 84, Cordova, IL, http://
www.cordovadrag.com, 8amSunSep27.
THE QuadCities Marathon, annual event featuring 5 races,
4 cities, 3 bridges, 2 states, and 1 Island, all along the mighty
Mississippi River; for information, call 309-751-9800, i wireless
Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.qcmarathon.org,
7:30amSunSep27.
2ndAnnual JimBohnsack4-HGolf Classic, 1pmshotgun
starts, includes green fees, cart, lunch, player guifts and Player
Awards reception; $54/player, sponsorships start at $100, http://
www.rockislandextensionfoundation.org, 1pmSat Oct 3.
Peoria Rivermen, vs. the Grand Rapids Grifns; $20-$15; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SWJeferson
Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7pmSat Oct 3.
Cordova Dragway Oktoberfest of DragRacing, featuring
the bracket race, super shifters, race of champions, and more;
$15, $25/2-day pass; for information, call 309-654-2110, Cordova
Dragway, 10 Miles north of I-80 on IL Rt. 84, Cordova, IL, http://
www.cordovadrag.com, Sat Oct 3.
Peoria Rivermen, vs. the Rockford IceHogs; $20-$15; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SWJeferson Ave,
Peoria, IL, http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 3pmSunOct 4.
Peoria Rivermen, vs. the Milwaukee Admirals; $20-$15; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SWJeferson
Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7pmFri Oct 9.
QCRollers vs. Fox City Foxez, fat track roller derby in the
Great Hall; $10-$8; for tickets, contact Debra Bozik at 563-285-
2278 or quadcityrollers@yahoo.com, RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St,
Davenport, IA, http://www.myspace.com/quadcityrollers, 7pm
Sat Oct 10.
Martini’s Onthe RockGolf Classic, 4-person preferred ball,
cash pay, hole prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin, and
longest putt, $50/player; after golf, a free pizza bufet and awards
ceremony at Martini’s; for information, call 309-787-6830, Saukie
Golf Course, 3101 38th St, Rock Island, IL, http://www.qcawc.org,
12pmSunOct 11.
Peoria Rivermen, vs. the Milwaukee Admirals; $20-$15; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SWJeferson
Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7pmWedOct
14.
Peoria Rivermen, vs. the Hamilton Bulldogs; $20-$15; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SWJeferson
Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7pmFri Oct 16.
Peoria Rivermen, vs. the Rockford IceHogs; $20-$15; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SWJeferson Ave,
Peoria, IL, http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7pmWedOct 21.
Peoria Rivermen, vs. the Rockford IceHogs; $20-$15; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SWJeferson Ave,
Peoria, IL, http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7pmSat Oct 24.
Cordova Dragway HalloweirdXII FunDay, “open racing
for everyone”; kids activities, trick or treating, costume contests,
haunted forest, gamblers and trophy classes, and more; $8-$3;
for schedule information, call 309-654-2110, Cordova Dragway,
10 Miles north of I-80 on IL Rt. 84, Cordova, IL, http://www.
cordovadrag.com, Sat Oct 24.
QuadCity Mallards, vs. the Fort Wayne Komets; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, http://
www.iwirelesscenter.com, 7:05pmSat Oct 24.
QuadCity Mallards, vs. the Flint Generals; for tickets, call 800-
745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.
iwirelesscenter.com, 7:05pmFri Oct 30.
Peoria Rivermen, vs. the San Antonio Rampage; $20-$15; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SWJeferson
Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7pmThuNov 5.
QuadCity Mallards, vs. the Muskegon Lumberjacks; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL,
http://www.iwirelesscenter.com, 7:05pmSat Nov 7.
Peoria Rivermen, vs. theTexas Stars; $20-$15; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SWJeferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7pmWedNov 11.
Peoria Rivermen, vs. the Abbotsford Heat; $20-$15; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SWJeferson Ave,
Peoria, IL, http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7pmFri Nov 13.
Peoria Rivermen, vs. the Milwaukee Admirals; $20-$15; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SWJeferson
Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7pmSat Nov
14.
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QuadCity Mallards, vs. the Bloomington PrairieThunder; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline,
IL, http://www.iwirelesscenter.com, 4:05pmSunNov 15.
QuadCity Mallards, vs. the Fort Wayne Komets; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, http://
www.iwirelesscenter.com, 4:05pmSunNov 22.
Peoria Rivermen, vs. the Abbotsford Heat; $20-$15; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SWJeferson Ave,
Peoria, IL, http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7pmWedNov 25.
QuadCity Mallards, vs. the Port Huron IceHawks; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL,
http://www.iwirelesscenter.com, 7:05pmWedNov 25.
Peoria Rivermen, vs. the Manitoba Moose; $20-$15; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SWJeferson Ave,
Peoria, IL, http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7pmFri Nov 27.
Peoria Rivermen, vs. the Grand Rapids Grifns; $20-$15; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SWJeferson Ave,
Peoria, IL, http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7pmSat Nov 28.
QuadCity Mallards, vs. the Bloomington PrairieThunder; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline,
IL, http://www.iwirelesscenter.com, 7:05pmSat Nov 28.
Peoria Rivermen, vs. the Manitoba Moose; $20-$15; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SWJeferson Ave,
Peoria, IL, http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7pmFri Dec 4.
CookingwithAngel Food, on the frst Thursday of the month;
Sarah Nimrick and Cali Smith ofer newand diferent recipes; free;
for information, call 309-786-2631, Broadway Presbyterian Church,
710 23rd St., Rock Island, IL, 6pmthruThuDec 3.
Business Xchange, on th
2ndWednesday of the month at
11:30am; share your“commercial”
with a diferent guest every 6
minutes, allowing you to meet 10
newcontacts at each event; at the
end of each event, each attendee
will receive a networking list,
which will allowthemto follow
up on all contacts made at the
event; $15-$25; to register, call
309-757-5416, Hampton Inn
&Suites, 5290 Utica Ridge Rd,
Davenport, IA, http://www.
quadcitychamber.com, thru
WedDec 9.
Computer Classes, on Fridays
at 9:30am; for information, call
309-755-9614, East Moline Public
Library, 740 16th Ave., East
Moline, IL, http://empl.lib.il.us,
9:30amthruThuDec 18.
Scott County Extension
Master Gardener Classes,
Tuesdays at 6:30pm; learn
gardening skills fromMaster
Gardeners trained by Iowa State
University; for information and
application materials call the
Extension Ofce at 563-359-7577.
Applications must be returned by
July 17., Scott County Extension,
875Tanglefoot Lane, Suite B,
Bettendorf, IA, thruTue Dec 29.
Disability Assistance Dog
Training, Tuesdays at 6:30pm;
lessons by appointment; for
information, call 563-505-2182,
NorthPark Mall, Between Harrison
andWelcomeWay on E. Kimberly,
Davenport, IA, thruTue Dec 29.
Basic Internet Class, on
Wednesdays at 9am; walk-in
course for those seeking basic
computer skills; for information,
call 309-732-7303, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401
19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.
ripl.lib.il.us, thruWedDec 30.
BasicWordProcessingClass,
onWednesdays at 11am; walk-in
course for those seeking basic
computer skills; for information,
call 309-732-7303, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401
19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.
ripl.lib.il.us, thruWedDec 30.
BlackHawkCollege General
EducationDevelopment
(GED) Class Enrollment, the
opportunity to earn the Illinois
High School Equivalency
certifcate; free; for information, call 309-794-1072 (Black Hawk
CollegeTechnology Center), 309-796-5701 (Black Hawk College at
the Illinois workNet Center), or 309-796-8216 (Black Hawk College
Outreach Center), Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600
34th Ave., Moline, IL, WedSep2.
Critical Collaborationfor Health-care Professionals,
designed to improve working relationships, increase personal
efectiveness, and develop of healthier work environment; $250;
for information, call Brad Stoefen at 563-441-9500, St. Ambrose
University College for Professional Studies, 1950 E 54th St,
Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/cps/pd, 8amWedSep2.
FoodandMood, explore the relationship between diet and
emotions, learn howto identify and manage emotional eating, and
choose foods that will satisfy the stomach as well as the soul; $25;
to register, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College Outreach Center,
301 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline, IL, 6pmWedSep2.
Home FoodPreservationClass, Shirley Camp, Uof I Extension
nutrition and wellness educator will showyou howto do pressure
canning, hot water bath canning, freezing, howto make salsa, jams
and jellies and more; try, see, taste, and leave well-informed on the
best practices to preserve your fresh produce; $30; to register, call
309-756-9978, ext. 10., Rock Island County Extension, 321W2nd
Ave, Milan, IL, http://www.extension.uiuc.edu/rockisland, 5:30pm
WedSep2.
Parent Workshop: Breakthe MathBlock!, workshop focusing
on helping parents and caregivers learn easy activities, tips, and
methods of helping children learn math and concepts; free; for
information, call 309-732-7360, Rock Island Public Library - Main
Library, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.ripl.lib.il.us, 6:30pm
WedSep2.
QuadCities LeadershipDevelopment Training, learn
about Achieve Quad Cities - a community-based partnership of
business and education working together to increase and improve
opportunities for Quad Cities youth; learn to make an engaging
career presentation, establish and sustain a career navigator
relationship with a student, learn social skills for career and life,
and more; for information,
call 563-344-0339 or e-mail
rporter@unitedwayqc.org, Kahl
Educational Center, 326W. 3rd
St., Davenport, IA, 9:30amWed
Sep2.
Iowa Private CollegeWeek
@St. Ambrose University,
campus tours, information on
fnancial aid, and the chance
for prospective students and
their families to meet and speak
with current students, faculty,
and staf; lunch provided; for
information, call 800-2627 or
563-333-6300, St. Ambrose
University, 518W. Locust,
Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.
edu, WedSep2.
NursingInformational
Meeting, in Building 2, room
101, and at the East Campus
in Building A, room123; for
students interested in applying
for the Black Hawk College
Associate Degree Nursing
programfor spring 2010; learn
about the Associate Degree
Nursing programrequirements
fromfaculty members and
an educational adviser; for
information, contact Nan Reddy
at reddyn@bhc.edu or 309-796-
5161 or 800-334-1311, ext 5161,
Black Hawk College - Quad City
Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline,
IL, http://www.bhc.edu/nursing,
4pmWedSep2.
Computer WindowBasics,
for the computer user who
wants to learn the basics of
usingWindows; $41; to register,
call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk
College Outreach Center, 301
Avenue of the Cities, East Moline,
IL, http://www.bhc.edu/
computers, 8:30amThuSep3.
MandarinChinese,
Thursdays thru Oct. 22; classes
ofered by the Confucius
Institute at University of Iowa
International Programs; level
one classes are designed for
adults and high school students
without previous training
in Mandarin Chinese; level
two classes are designed for
persons who have successfully
completed a level one class
or who have a comparable
amount of past coursework; for
information, contact Rebecca
Kessler at 319-335-0159 or e-mail confucius@uiowa.edu, New
Ventures Center, 331W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://international.
uiowa.edu/confucius/courses/default.asp, 6:30pmThuSep3.
Private &Commercial Pesticide Applicator Testing, for
Events
The Capitol Theatre
September through November
I
’ve done some research on this, and the way
I see it, no venue in the area – perhaps no
venue in the world – will be ofering a more
eclectic assemblage of headliners this fall than
Davenport’s Capitol Teatre. Consider: On
September 17, the theatre hosts its “Halfway to
St. Patty’s Day” party, featuring the Quad Cities
debut of the rollicking Celtic band Te Young
Dubliners. On September 25, the venue will be
pulsating with Christian rock, as the inspirational
artists of Barlowgirl, Superchick, and VOTA take
the Davenport stage. On October 23 and 24,
the gifed talents of Ballet Quad Cities will wow
patrons with the magically spooky delights of
Dracula Returns, preceded by the cutting-edge
contemporary dance of While I Breathe, I Hope.
On October 31, the Capitol provides tricks and
treats when America’s premier Pink Floyd tribute
show – Dark Side of Halloween with Tink Floyd
USA – brings the immortal Dark Side of the
Moon album to life, complete with amazing light,
sound, and laser efects. And on November 8,
the theatre will be transformed into a full-fedged
country-Western palace, with the area arrivals
of Texas singers/storytellers Robert Earl Keen,
Todd Snider, and Bruce Robison. You know that
popular adage about Midwestern weather? Te
same could be said about this fall’s entertainment
at the Capitol: If you don’t like it, just wait fve
minutes, and it’ll change. More information on
the Capitol Teatre’s schedule can be found at
TeCapDavenport.com. – Mike Schulz
The Young Dubliners
is an emphasis on Batman’s detective skills.
With the press of a button, you can turn on
Detective Mode, secondary sight that’s wired
into Batman’s cowl. With it, you can search
areas for substances that can be used to track
people down, such as alcohol in the air to
follow a drunken escapee. Te vision is also
required to fnd clues relating to the hundreds
of Riddler puzzles lef around the asylum,
which can be solved at your
leisure for rewards such as
experience points to enhance
Batman’s gear and Challenge
Rooms to test your combat
mettle.
It can also be used as a
combination X-ray/heart
monitor to see through
certain walls and determine
whether enemies are armed
and if they’re calm, nervous,
terrifed, unconscious, or even
dead. Te feature is so helpful
that you might end up using
it too much; with so much visual detail in the
game, it’s a shame to flter most of it out with
the Detective Mode.
Te graphics are rich and realistic, with
an attention to detail that immerses you.
Batman’s cape and suit deteriorate during his
night of hell, and the way enemies crumble
under his might is downright cinematic.
Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill – reprising
their vocal roles from both animated series
as Batman and Te Joker, respectively – add
another layer of authenticity. Te actors do
an amazing job keeping you in the story, and
I could listen to Te Joker’s random rants all
day. Te game sounds as good as it looks.
If all you want to do is fght, solving the
Challenge Rooms might be just the thing for
you. Tese scenarios are available for both
Free-Flow Combat and Invisible Predator,
with online leader boards, and the PlayStation
3 version includes a set of exclusive Challenge
Rooms in which you can play as Te Joker. (I
played the game on Xbox 360.)
Batman: Arkham Asylum shows how good
a comic-book-based game can be. True to
the character’s styling, Batman – with no
superhuman abilities – fghts like a graceful
shadow of fsts and feet, and he uses his head
better than anyone he comes against. Te
game is easy to learn and an unbelievable
amount of fun for hardcore and casual fans
alike, and it’s easily one of the best games I’ve
played this year.
Batman: Arkham Asylum is available for
$59.95 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. For
this review, the author completed the story and
played through the Challenge Rooms.
Luke Hamilton is a buyer, creative designer, and
online coordinator for Video Games Etc.
I
n the early ’90s, Batman video games
based on Tim Burton’s movies were bright
spots for Nintendo and Super Nintendo,
with easy controls and simple combat. But the
games based on Batman Forever and Batman
& Robin sufered from the same defciencies
as their flmed sources: Tey lacked the
elements that made their predecessors good.
Sadly, the handful of games since then haven’t
improved much. But the new
Batman: Arkham Asylum
shatters any generalizations
about the games with an
all-new story based on the
comic mythos, a fantastic
presentation, and an amazing
combat system that leaves you
coming back for more.
Te game starts with
Batman bringing Te Joker to
Arkham Asylum, Gotham’s jail
for clinically insane criminals.
Shortly afer being brought in,
Te Joker escapes custody and launches a plot
to keep Batman contained within the asylum
walls. You take the role of Batman and fght to
bring order to the madhouse.
With a story penned by Paul Dini, writer
for DC Comics and the successful Batman
and Justice League animated series, the game
appeals to hardcore Batman fans but also
keeps it simple enough that casual players can
jump in and understand. Well-known bad
guys such as Te Joker and Scarecrow really
dazzle with intense showdowns, and even
lesser-known villains such as the mutated
Killer Croc and serial killer Mr. Zsasz leave
their mark as they stalk you. Te game
acknowledges the grim history of Arkham
and the second Batcave hidden on the
grounds, giving it an unmatched fdelity to the
comics.
Te game features two fghting modes,
the frst called Free-Flow Combat. Because
Batman is a master of almost every form of
martial arts, Free-Flow Combat allows him to
move from blow to blow with amazing speed
and agility, which is facilitated by the ease of
the controls. Tis mode is challenging when
you’re surrounded by larger groups, but it’s as
satisfying as a Sleep Number mattress set just
for you.
Te second style of fghting is called
Invisible Predator. When dealing with armed
goons, it’s suicide to try to fght them head-
on, so you have to stay out of sight. You can
use your grappling hook to reach gargoyles
overhead, hide inside vents, and hang of
ledges. Te right tools to handle opponents
are available as well, including Batarangs to
stun them, explosives to topple walls on top of
them, and the grappling hook to pull them of
ledges. Trying to remain undetected ratchets
up the tension in these slow-paced hunts.
It’s not all about fghting, though; there
Batman: Arkham Asylum: The Best
Comic Book Game in Years
by Luke Hamilton
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information, call 563-359-7577, Scott County Extension, 875
Tanglefoot Lane, Suite B, Bettendorf, IA, http://dbs.extension.
iastate.edu/calendar, 10amFri Sep4.
SAULeadershipExperience Series Series Kick-of,
monthly series running for 10 months; tools to transformyour
leadership potential into key contributors of your organization’s
strategic goals; gain the practical skills necessary to increase your
bottomline and increase your level of confdence as a leader;
programs include: LPI 360 Assessment, Myers Briggs Typology
Indicator, SixThinking Hats, Four Assessments, and more;
$2,995; for information, contact Brad Stoefen at 563-441-9950
or StoefenBradleyJ@sau.edu, St. Ambrose University College for
Professional Studies, 1950 E 54th St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
sau.edu/pdc, 3pmTue Sep8.
Veterinary Assistant Certifcate Program, Tuesdays and
Thursdays through Dec. 3; prepares students to work as an
entry-level veterinary assistant with veterinarians, animal shelters,
animal control facilities, pet stores, kennels, zoos, and veterinary
drug companies; $585; for information, call 309-796-8223, Black
Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL, 6pm
Tue Sep8.
BHCOptical Training, Mondays thru Dec. 2; practical, hands-
on course providing entry-level working knowledge of optics and
ofce procedures, covering such topics as spectacle lenses, frames,
defnitions, adjustments, dispensing eyewear, and more; $595;
for information, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College Outreach
Center, 301 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline, IL, 7pmWedSep9.
Cookingwiththe Iowa Machine Shed, mouth-watering
creations with Chef Jef; $6; to register, call 563-332-8496, Hy-Vee
Club Room, 2900 Devils Glen Rd, Bettendorf, IA, 6pmWedSep9.
Digital Scrapbooking, Creative Memories consultant
Shari Baker demonstrates the art; a meeting of the Quad-Cities
Computer Society; public welcome, Tri-City Jewish Center, 2715
30th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.qcs.org, 7pmWedSep9.
Physical Therapy Aide: Short-TermCertifcateTraining
Program, Wednesdays thru Dec. 23; 45-hour programwill
prepare students for entry-level positions in this growing industry;
physical therapy aides prepare treatment areas; sterilize or
disinfect equipment and instruments; order devices and supplies;
transport patients; provide services that help patients with
physical disabilities, injuries or disease; help with follow-up routine
exercises; and handle front-ofce duties; $575; to register, call
309-796-8223, Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th
Ave., Moline, IL, 6pmWedSep9.
Tutor/MentoringOrientationandTraining, hosted by the
Rock Island/Milan schools and RSVP of eastern Iowa and western
Illinois; lunch and refreshments served; for information, call
309-793-4425 or 309-793-5900, ext. 280, Broadway Presbyterian
Church, 710 23rd St., Rock Island, IL, 11amWedSep9.
Excel 2003Level 1, for information, call 563-441-1515, New
Horizons Computer Learning Center, 1033 E 53rd St, Davenport, IA,
http://www.newhorizons.com, ThuSep10.
NursingInformational Meeting, in Building 2, room101, and
at the East Campus in Building A, room123; for students interested
in applying for the Black Hawk College Associate Degree Nursing
programfor spring 2010; learn about the Associate Degree
Nursing programrequirements fromfaculty members and
an educational adviser; for information, contact Nan Reddy at
reddyn@bhc.edu or 309-796-5161 or 800-334-1311, ext 5161,
Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline,
IL, http://www.bhc.edu/nursing, 4pmThuSep10.
YouthDevelopment Academy: IntroductiontoYouth
Development, comprehensive training programfor adults, led
by youth educators Jennifer Best and Diane Baker; hands-on
games and activities focusing on the role of the youth worker and
the critical elements necessary for positive youth development;
$15; for information, call 309-756-9978, Rock Island County
Extension, 321W2nd Ave, Milan, IL, http://www.extension.uiuc.
edu/rockisland, 9:30amFri Sep11.
Fall WreathClass, Learn to make seasonal decor for your
front door or entryway, and leave with a completed project. $30
includes supplies and course materials. To register, call 309-756-
9978, ext. 10., Rock Island County Extension, 321W2nd Ave, Milan,
IL, http://www.extension.uiuc.edu/rockisland, 1pmSunSep13.
2009Notre Damne Certifcate inExecutive Management,
Mondays thru Nov. 16; designed for owners, partners,
executives, managers, directors and other key personnel; for
more information, contact Brad Stoefen at 563-441-9950 or
StoefenBradleyJ@sau.edu, St. Ambrose Continuing Studies &
Conference Center, 1950 E. 54th St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
sau.edu/pdc, 4:30pmMonSep14.
Baby SignLanguage, learn basic signs to teach your child
up to two years of age; free; to register, call 309-736-5739, Moline
Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.
com, 6:30pmMonSep14.
MBAInfoSession, internationally recognized and accredited
programofering both part-time and full-time options, geared to
meet the needs of working professionals, recent college graduates,
and those making a career change; free; for information, call 563-
333-6354, Kirkwood Community College, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd.,
Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.sau.edu, 5pmMonSep14.
OSHA30-Hour General Industry OutreachTrainingClasses,
thru Sept. 17; topics include common violations, inspections,
citations and penalties, walking and working surfaces, hazardous
materials, electrical safety, locating and reading standards,
understanding to identify specifc safety and health issues, and
more; $500; for information and to register, call 563-441-4081,
Black Hawk College Business and Education Center, 301 Avenue
of the Cities, Moline, IL, http://www.bettendorfchamber.com, 8am
MonSep14.
Word2007Level 1, for information, call 563-441-1515, New
Horizons Computer Learning Center, 1033 E 53rd St, Davenport, IA,
http://www.newhorizons.com, MonSep14.
Knowledge at Noon, learn the SixThinking Hats method,
which teaches people howto think in parallel with others to
improve teamfunctioning and shorten meeting times; allows
for critical- and information-based thinking, optimism, creativity,
and emotion to informdecision-making; $20 includes lunch; to
reserve, call 563-355-4753, St. Ambrose University College for
Professional Studies, 1950 E 54th St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
bettendorfchamber.com, 12pmTue Sep15.
NursingInformational Meeting, in Building 2, room101, and
at the East Campus in Building A, room123; for students interested
in applying for the Black Hawk College Associate Degree Nursing
programfor spring 2010; learn about the Associate Degree
Nursing programrequirements fromfaculty members and
an educational adviser; for information, contact Nan Reddy at
reddyn@bhc.edu or 309-796-5161 or 800-334-1311, ext 5161,
Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline,
IL, http://www.bhc.edu/nursing, 4pm4pmTue Sep15.
Lunch&Learn: Mood&Food, withWellmark representative
Celeste Frey; learn howdiferent healthy foods can help prevent
you fromfeeling irritable and cranky; menu includes honey-
mustard glazed salmon with tropical fruit salsa, salad with apricot
walnut dressing, raspberry-mango white tea sangria, and more;
$7; to register, call 563-332-8496, Hy-Vee Club Room, 2900 Devils
Glen Rd, Bettendorf, IA, 12pmWedSep16.
St. Ambrose/Notre Dame Supervisory Program, Sept.
16 &17; become current on today’s proven and emerging
management principles and techniques; develop practical
supervisory skills that will enable you to analyze, prioritize and
delegate; prepare to play a key role in enhancing the overall
productivity and performance of your organization; $995;
for information, contact Brad Stoefen at 563-441-9950 or
StoefenBradleyJ@sau.edu, St. Ambrose University College for
Professional Studies, 1950 E 54th St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
sau.edu/pdc, 8amWedSep16.
Chestnut Street Inn; Hungarian, Chef Monika prepares
Chicken Paprikas, Pork Schnitzel, Braised Red Cabbage, Hungarian
Layered Potato Casserole, and Hungarian Crepes with Ricotta
Filling; $10; to register, call 563-332-8496, Hy-Vee Club Room, 2900
Devils Glen Rd, Bettendorf, IA, 6pmThuSep17.
InDesignCS4Level 2, Sept. 17 &18; for information, call 563-
441-1515, NewHorizons Computer Learning Center, 1033 E 53rd
St, Davenport, IA, http://www.newhorizons.com, ThuSep17.
MBAInfoSession, an internationally recognized and
accredited programofering both part-time and full-time options,
geared to meet the needs of working professionals, recent
college graduates, and those making a career change; free; for
information, call 563-333-6354, NewVentures Center, 331W. 3rd
St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu, 4pmThuSep17.
Master of AccountingInfoSession, prepares individuals
for professional careers in accounting, including public and
governmental-and ultimately for leadership positions in the world
of business; free; for information, call 563-333-6354, NewVentures
Center, 331W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu, 4pm
ThuSep17.
Master of Science inInformationTechnology Management
InfoSession, ofers a blend of information systems theory
and business management that provides the skills needed
to successfully manage the IT department wihin a corporate
environment; free; for information, call 563-333-6354, New
Ventures Center, 331W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu,
4pmThuSep17.
ReturntoBoot Camp, focuses on understanding your
business fnances and howthey impact management and the
relationship with your banker; must have taken Boot Camp for
Entrepreneurs, have been in business for at least 18 months,
and bring fnancial statements or tax returns to work on in
class; for information, call 563-355-4753 or e-mail bev.ricketts@
bettendorfchamber.com, Kahl Educational Center, 326W. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.bettendorfchamber.com, 6pmThu
Sep17.
Disaster Preparedness, a 4-HYOUSuper Saturday Class for
the whole family; learn howto prepare for an emergency and
create a Preparedness Kit; $5; to register, call 309-756-9978, ext.
10, Rock Island County Extension, 321W2nd Ave, Milan, IL, http://
www.extension.uiuc.edu/rockisland, 9amSat Sep19.
Germanfor Travelers, Janet Brown-Lowe and the members
of the Bettendorf High School German club will teach an
introduction to the German language to adults, specifcally
designed for travellers; a Global Gathering Germany event; for
information, call 563-344-4191, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.
com, 10amSat Sep19.
Excel 2007Level 1, for information, call 563-441-1515, New
Horizons Computer Learning Center, 1033 E 53rd St, Davenport, IA,
http://www.newhorizons.com, Tue Sep22.
Project Management: Tools, Principles, andPractices, thru
Sept. 24; take the guesswork out of project management; proven
tools and techniques used by world-class companies to make
their projects sizzle; conducted by Dr. James P. Lewis, who has 15
years of industry experience as an electrical engineer and project
manager and over 28 years of experience teaching seminars;
$1,395; for information, contact Brad Stoefen at 563-441-9950
or StoefenBradleyJ@sau.edu, St. Ambrose University College for
Professional Studies, 1950 E 54th St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
sau.edu/pdc, 8:30amTue Sep22.
Word2003Level 2, for information, call 563-441-1515, New
Horizons Computer Learning Center, 1033 E 53rd St, Davenport, IA,
http://www.newhorizons.com, Tue Sep22.
CookingwithThunder Bay Grille, mouth-watering recipes
with Chef Andy; $6; to register, call 563-332-8496, Hy-Vee Club
Room, 2900 Devils Glen Rd, Bettendorf, IA, 6pmWedSep23.
Fast, Fit, Tailgating, learn to prepare amazing tailgating treats
including bufalo wings, salsas, dips, and strawberry mojitos; $7;
to register, call 563-332-8496, Hy-Vee Club Room, 2900 Devils Glen
Rd, Bettendorf, IA, 6pmThuSep24.
NursingInformational Meeting, in Building 2, room101, and
at the East Campus in Building A, room123; for students interested
in applying for the Black Hawk College Associate Degree Nursing
programfor spring 2010; learn about the Associate Degree
Nursing programrequirements fromfaculty members and
an educational adviser; for information, contact Nan Reddy at
reddyn@bhc.edu or 309-796-5161 or 800-334-1311, ext 5161,
Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline,
IL, http://www.bhc.edu/nursing, 4pmThuSep24.
Excel 2003Level 2, for information, call 563-441-1515, New
Horizons Computer Learning Center, 1033 E 53rd St, Davenport, IA,
http://www.newhorizons.com, ThuSep24.
Excel 2007Level 2, for information, call 563-441-1515, New
Horizons Computer Learning Center, 1033 E 53rd St, Davenport, IA,
http://www.newhorizons.com, Fri Sep25.
Boot Campfor Entrepreneurs, covers the business plan,
market research, fnancing, and running your business after it
opens; information on taxes, personnel issues, insurance, and
real estate; $79; for information, call 563-355-4753 or e-mail bev.
ricketts@bettendorfchamber.com, Kahl Educational Center, 326
W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.bettendorfchamber.com,
8:30amSat Sep26.
Culinary Germany, Carolin Hohensee shares recipes for
sauerbraten and other traditional German foods; a Global
Gathering Germany event; to register, call 563-344-4175, Hy-Vee
Club Room, 2900 Devils Glen Rd, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com/events, 1pmSat Sep26.
Fabulous Fleece, a 4-HYOUSuper Saturday Class for the
whole family; create several fun items using no-sewmethods,
including a picture frame and tote bag; $5; to register, call 309-756-
9978, ext. 10, Rock Island County Extension, 321W2nd Ave, Milan,
IL, http://www.extension.uiuc.edu/rockisland, 9amSat Sep26.
Word2007Level 2, for information, call 563-441-1515, New
Horizons Computer Learning Center, 1033 E 53rd St, Davenport, IA,
http://www.newhorizons.com, MonSep28.
Biodiesel Fuels, information on biodiesel and its performance
in diesel engines; food and refreshments included; for information,
call 563-336-3405, Scott Community College, 500 Belmont Rd.,
Bettendorf, IA, 6pmTue Sep29.
Excel 2007Level 2, for information, call 563-441-1515, New
Horizons Computer Learning Center, 1033 E 53rd St, Davenport, IA,
http://www.newhorizons.com, Tue Sep29.
NursingInformational Meeting, in Building 2, room101, and
at the East Campus in Building A, room123; for students interested
in applying for the Black Hawk College Associate Degree Nursing
programfor spring 2010; learn about the Associate Degree
Nursing programrequirements fromfaculty members and
an educational adviser; for information, contact Nan Reddy at
reddyn@bhc.edu or 309-796-5161 or 800-334-1311, ext 5161,
Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline,
IL, http://www.bhc.edu/nursing, 4pmWedSep30.
Project Management Fundamentals, for information, call
563-441-1515, NewHorizons Computer Learning Center, 1033 E
53rd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.newhorizons.com, ThuOct 1.
What Is Evidence: FindingAnswers for Your 21st Century
Dental Practice, continuing education course on evidence-
based dentistry for dental professionals, with presentations from
nationally known experts Michael Finkelstein, David Holmes,
Cheryl Straub-Morarend, Teresa Marshall and Karen Baker; $255-
$145; for information or to register, contact Penni Ryan at 319-335-
7166, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, http://www.dentistry.uiowa.
edu/ce, 9amFri Oct 2.
3-Day LeadershipthroughPeople Skills, thru Oct. 8; places
special focus on the Dimensional Model of Behavior, which
identifes and classifes basic patterns of human behavior, helping
participants develop individual strategies for making personal
interaction more efective, productive and powerful; $1,295; for
information, contact Brad Stoefen at 563-441-9950, St. Ambrose
University College for Professional Studies, 1950 E 54th St,
Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu, 8amTue Oct 6.
Excel 2003Level 2, for information, call 563-441-1515, New
Horizons Computer Learning Center, 1033 E 53rd St, Davenport, IA,
http://www.newhorizons.com, WedOct 7.
YouthDevelopment Academy: Kids of All Ages and
Stages, comprehensive training programfor adults, led by youth
educators Jennifer Best and Diane Baker; discover your own
personal learning style and styles diferent fromyours; $15; for
information, call 309-756-9978, Rock Island County Extension, 321
W2nd Ave, Milan, IL, http://www.extension.uiuc.edu/rockisland,
9:30amFri Oct 9.
PumpkinBling, a 4-HYOUSuper Saturday Class for the whole
family; decorate both a mini and mediumsize pumpkin using
design ideas fromseveral examples; $10; to register, call 309-756-
9978, ext. 10, Rock Island County Extension, 321W2nd Ave, Milan,
IL, http://www.extension.uiuc.edu/rockisland, 9amSat Oct 10.
Microsoft Project Level 1, for information, call 563-441-
1515, NewHorizons Computer Learning Center, 1033 E 53rd St,
Davenport, IA, http://www.newhorizons.com, MonOct 12.
Microsoft Project Level 2, for information, call 563-441-
1515, NewHorizons Computer Learning Center, 1033 E 53rd St,
Davenport, IA, http://www.newhorizons.com, Tue Oct 13.
UpdatingYour Active DirectoryTechnology Skills to
Windows Server 2008, thru Oct. 20; for information, call 563-441-
1515, NewHorizons Computer Learning Center, 1033 E 53rd St,
Davenport, IA, http://www.newhorizons.com, Fri Oct 16.
GhoulishGoodies, a 4-HYOUSuper Saturday Class for the
whole family; fall festive foods, fromhealthy Halloween snacks to
yummy candy recipes; $10; to register, call 309-756-9978, ext. 10,
Rock Island County Extension, 321W2nd Ave, Milan, IL, http://
www.extension.uiuc.edu/rockisland, 9amSat Oct 17.
Project Management for Professionals, thru Oct. 23; for
information, call 563-441-1515, NewHorizons Computer Learning
Center, 1033 E 53rd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.newhorizons.
com, MonOct 19.
MBAInfoSession, internationally recognized and accredited
programofering both part-time and full-time options, geared
to meet the needs of working professionals, recent college
graduates, and those making a career change; for information,
contact Tammy Reichelt at 563-333-6354, Kirkwood Community
College, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.sau.
edu, 12pmand 4:30pmMonOct 26.
Arts Dollar$Grant Workshop, for information, call Jessie at
309-792-1213, ext. 103, Quad City Arts Center, 1715 2nd Ave, Rock
Island, IL, http://www.quadcityarts.com, 6pmWedOct 28.
Baby Sign, Wednesdays thru Nov. 18; teach your baby sign
language with this informative class; free; to register, call 563-326-
7832, Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 Main Street, Davenport,
IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 10amWedOct 28.
HolidayWreathClass, Learn to make seasonal decor for your
front door or entryway, and leave with a completed project. $30
includes supplies and course materials. To register, call 309-756-
9978, ext. 10., Rock Island County Extension, 321W2nd Ave, Milan,
IL, http://www.extension.uiuc.edu/rockisland, 1pmSunNov 1.
College of Business MBAShowcase/InfoSession,
internationally recognized and accredited programofering both
part-time and full-time options, geared to meet the needs of
workingprofessionals, recent college graduates, andthose making
a career change; free; for information, contact Tammy Reichelt at
563-333-6354, NewVentures Center, 331W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
http://www.sau.edu/mba, 4pmWedNov 4.
Master of AccountingInfoSession, prepares individuals
for professional careers in accounting, including public and
governmental-and ultimately for leadership positions in the world
of business; for information, contact Tammy Reichelt at 563-333-
6354, NewVentures Center, 331W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://
www.sau.edu/macc, 4:30pmWedNov 4.
Master of Science inInformationTechnology Management
InfoSession, ofers a blend of information systems theory
and business management that provides the skills needed
to successfully manage the IT department wihin a corporate
environment; free; for information, contact Tammy Reichelt at
563-333-6354, NewVentures Center, 331W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
http://www.sau.edu/msitm, 4:30pmWedNov 4.
YouthDevelopment Academy: Risk&Resiliency,
comprehensive training programfor adults, led by youth
educators Jennifer Best and Diane Baker; learn about at-risk youths
and what protective factors contribute to their resiliency; $15;
for information, call 309-756-9978, Scott County Extension, 875
Tanglefoot Lane, Suite B, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.extension.
uiuc.edu/rockisland, 9:30amFri Nov 13.
Super-CouponingwithJill Cataldo, learn howto maximize
your grocery savings, couponing secrets of the pros, which
stores let you stack multiple coupons, howto track sales and
discounts online, and howto get the store to pay you to shop; for
information, call 309-736-5737, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St,
Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, 10amSat Nov 14.
Project Management: Tools, Principles, andPractices,
thru Nov. 19; take the guesswork out of project management;
proven tools and techniques used by world-class companies to
make their projects sizzle; conducted by Dr. James P. Lewis, who
has 15 years of industry experience as an electrical engineer
and project manager and over 28 years of experience teaching
seminars; for information, contact Brad Stoefen at 563-441-9950
or StoefenBradleyJ@sau.edu, St. Ambrose University College for
Professional Studies, 1950 E 54th St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
sau.edu/pdc, Tue Nov 17.
College of Business MSITMShowcase/InfoSession, ofers a
blend of information systems theory and business management
that provides the skills needed to successfully manage the IT
department wihin a corporate environment; free; for information,
contact Tammy Reichelt at 563-333-6354, NewVentures Center,
331W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/mba, 12pm
MonDec 7.
MBAInfoSession, internationally recognized and accredited
programofering both part-time and full-time options, geared
to meet the needs of working professionals, recent college
graduates, and those making a career change; for information,
contact Tammy Reichelt at 563-333-6354, NewVentures Center,
331W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/mba, 12:30pm
MonDec 7.
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Master of AccountingInfoSession, prepares individuals
for professional careers in accounting, including public and
governmental-and ultimately for leadership positions in the world
of business; for information, contact Tammy Reichelt at 563-333-
6354, NewVentures Center, 331W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://
www.sau.edu/macc, 12:30pmMonDec 7.
Classes, Lectures, & Events
Friday MorningYoga, Fridays at 9am; drop-in class open to
all levels, with James Wesson; for information, call 309-794-YOGA,
Indigo, ACreative Approach to Fitness &Wellness, LLC, 1621 5th
Ave., Moline, IL, http://www.indigowellness.info, thruFri Dec 18.
Prenatal Yoga, Saturdays at 10:30am; $10/1 class, $50/6
classes, $75/10 classes; for information, call Marcie at 641-781-0940
or e-mail info@satvacenter.com, Satva Center, 1918 7th Ave, Rock
Island, IL, http://www.satvacenter.com, thruSat Dec 26.
Mindfulness Meditation, Sundays at 3pm; donations
accepted; for information, call Somnieng at 563-340-0679 or Steve
at 563-326-6412, or e-mail info@satvacenter.com, Satva Center,
1918 7th Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://www.satvacenter.com, thru
SunDec 27.
MindfulnessYoga, Sundays at 1:30pm; $10/1 class, $50/6
classes, $75/10 classes; for information, call Steve at 563-326-6412
or e-mail info@satvacenter.com, Satva Center, 1918 7th Ave, Rock
Island, IL, http://www.satvacenter.com, thruSunDec 27.
T’ai Chi, Sundays at 5:30pm; $10/1 class, $50/6 classes, $75/10
classes; for information, call John at 309-793-7881 or e-mail info@
satvacenter.com, Satva Center, 1918 7th Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://
www.satvacenter.com, thruSunDec 27.
GentleYoga, Tuesdays at 4pm; $10/1 class, $50/6 classes,
$75/10 classes; for information, call Janet at 309-391-5723 or
e-mail info@satvacenter.com, Satva Center, 1918 7th Ave, Rock
Island, IL, http://www.satvacenter.com, thruTue Dec 29
HathaYoga, Tuesdays at 5pm; $10/1 class, $50/6 classes,
$75/10 classes; for information, call Janet at 309-391-5723 or
e-mail info@satvacenter.com, Satva Center, 1918 7th Ave, Rock
Island, IL, http://www.satvacenter.com, thruTue Dec 29.
Meditation/Advanced, Tuesdays at 6:15pm; donations
accepted; for information, call Rita at 309-793-7881 or e-mail info@
satvacenter.com, Satva Center, 1918 7th Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://
www.satvacenter.com, thruTue Dec 29.
T’ai Chi Classes, Tuesdays at 6:30pm; $7/class; for information,
call 309-523-3440, River Valley Library, 214 S. Main St., Port Byron,
IL, http://www.rivervalleylibrary.org, thruTue Dec 29.
Yoga Classes, Tuesdays at 5:30pm; $8/class; for information,
call 309-523-3440, River Valley Library, 214 S. Main St., Port Byron,
IL, http://www.rivervalleylibrary.org, thruTue Dec 29.
Meditation/Beginning, Thursdays at 6:30pm; donations
accepted; for information, call Rita at 309-793-7881, Satva Center,
1918 7th Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://www.satvacenter.com, thru
ThuDec 31.
Yoga - Pure andSimple, Thursdays at 2pm; a beginner’s yoga
class exploring movement and breath; for information call (309)
764-YOGA., Indigo, ACreative Approach to Fitness &Wellness, LLC,
1621 5th Ave., Moline, IL, thruThuDec 31.
Alzheimer’s Legal andFinancial Matters, learn the best
practices to protect assets while providing the best care possible
for your loved one; for information, call 563-324-1022, Geneseo
Community Center, 541 E. North St., Geneseo, IL, http://www.alz.
org/greateriowa, 5:30pmWedSep2.
ChildbirthPreparationCourse, in Iowa; Wednesdays
through September 16; designed to prepare you physically
and emotionally for the experience of childbirth; topics
include anatomy and physiology of labor and birth, breathing
and relaxation techniques, role of the labor partner, hospital
procedures, obstetric pain management, Cesarean birth and
postpartumcare; $50; for information or to register, call 309-779-
2000 or 877-242-8899, Trinity Regional Health System, http://www.
trinityqc.com, 6:30pmWedSep2.
SmokingCessationWorkshop, Wednesdays thru Sep. 23;
$20 per person/$30 per couple; for information or to register, call
309-779-2000 or 877-242-8899, Trinity Regional Health System,
http://www.trinityqc.com, 6pmWedSep2.
Alzheimer’s Legal andFinancial Matters, learn the best
practices to protect assets while providing the best care possible
for your loved one; for information, call 563-324-1022, InTouch
Adult Day Care, 4011 Avenue of the Cities, Moline, IL, http://www.
alz.org/greateriowa, 5:30pmThuSep3.
Professional Health-Care Provider CPRRenewal Class,
for those working in the health-care feld or daycare providers;
certifcate fromthe American Heart Association good for two
years; $45; for information or to register, call 309-779-2000 or 877-
242-8899, Trinity Regional Health System, http://www.trinityqc.
com, 8:30amThuSep3.
5thAnnual Labor Day Ride for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma,
proceeds to beneft the American Cancer Society for Non-
Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Research; sign-in 11:30am-1pm; for
information, call 309-788-6311, Daiquiri Factory, 1809 2nd Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.ridistrict.com, 11:30amSat Sep5.
Infant Care Class, in Iowa; topics include normal newborn
appearances and behaviors, choices for feeding your baby, safety
and well-baby care; for information or to register, call 309-779-
2000 or 877-242-8899, Trinity Regional Health System, http://www.
trinityqc.com, 6:30pmMonSep7.
RunwithCarl, featuring a 7:30am1-mile and 1/2 mile fun
run for ages 12 and under, an 8:15am5-mile run, and an 8:30am
5K run/walk; $20-$10; awards for the 1st-3rd place winners; for
information, call 563-344-4119, Bettendorf Life Fitness Center,
2222 Middle Rd., Bettendorf, IA, http://www.runwithcarl.com,
7:30amMonSep7.
Great Expectations, allows future parents the chance to
complete the mandatory paperwork before going into labor;
includes pre-admission information, a reviewof consents with
explanations, explanations on birth certifcate and Social Security
requirements, and more; free; for information or to register, call
309-779-2000 or 877-242-8899, Trinity Regional Health System,
http://www.trinityqc.com, 5pmTue Sep8.
Infant Care Class, in IL; topics include normal newborn
appearances and behaviors, choices for feeding your baby, safety
and well-baby care; for information or to register, call 309-779-
2000 or 877-242-8899, Trinity Regional Health System, 6:30pm
Tue Sep8.
AARPDrivingSafety, $12 for AARP members/$14 for non-
members; call 309-779-2000 or 877-242-8899, Trinity Regional
Health System, http://www.trinityqc.com, 12pmWedSep9and
ThuSep10.
ChildbirthPreparationCourse, in Iowa; Wednesdays
through September 16; designed to prepare you physically
and emotionally for the experience of childbirth; topics
include anatomy and physiology of labor and birth, breathing
and relaxation techniques, role of the labor partner, hospital
procedures, obstetric pain management, Cesarean birth and
postpartumcare; $50; for information or to register, call 309-779-
2000 or 877-242-8899, Trinity Regional Health System, http://www.
trinityqc.com, 6:30pmWedSep9.
CookingwithDonna, Donna Minear fromthe University of
Illinois Extension Service will share tips for healthy eating and
delicious recipes you can use at home; free; for information or
to register, call 309-779-2000 or 877-242-8899, Trinity Regional
Health System, http://www.trinityqc.com, 2pmThuSep10.
Alzheimer AssociationMemoryWalk, for information, call
563-324-1022, Pearl City Station, 200WRiverfront, Muscatine, IA,
http://www.alz.org/greateriowa, Sat Sep12.
ChildbirthPreparationCourse, in IL; Saturdays thru October
3; designed to prepare you physically and emotionally for the
experience of childbirth; topics include anatomy and physiology
of labor and birth, breathing and relaxation techniques, role of the
labor partner, hospital procedures, obstetric pain management,
Cesarean birth and postpartumcare; $50; for information or
to register, call 309-779-2000 or 877-242-8899, Trinity Regional
Health System, http://www.trinityqc.com, 9:30amSat Sep12.
Surgical Weight Loss Informational Meeting, learn the latest
information about diferent types of bariatric surgeries available
at Trinity, including lap-band surgery; free; for information or
to register, call 309-779-2000 or 877-242-8899, Trinity Regional
Health System, http://www.trinityqc.com, 6pmTue Sep22.
SiblingClass, in Iowa; ages 3 through 10 learn about
their roles as big brother or sister; included are hands-on
demonstrations, discussions of safety issues with the baby, a tour
and making a keepsake for the baby; have your child bring a doll
or stufed animal to class; recommended after the sixth month of
pregnancy; free; for information or to register, call 309-779-2000
or 877-242-8899, Trinity Regional Health System, http://www.
trinityqc.com, 5:30pmTue Sep15.
Professional Health-Care Provider CPRRenewal Class,
for those working in the health-care feld or daycare providers;
certifcate fromthe American Heart Association good for two
years; $45; for information or to register, call 309-779-2000 or 877-
242-8899, Trinity Regional Health System, http://www.trinityqc.
com, 5:30pmTue Sep15.
ChildbirthPreparationCourse, in Iowa; Wednesdays
through September 16; designed to prepare you physically
and emotionally for the experience of childbirth; topics
include anatomy and physiology of labor and birth, breathing
and relaxation techniques, role of the labor partner, hospital
procedures, obstetric pain management, Cesarean birth and
postpartumcare; $50; for information or to register, call 309-779-
2000 or 877-242-8899, Trinity Regional Health System, http://www.
trinityqc.com, 6:30pmWedSep16.
StayingOnTopof Medicare Coverage, information and
answers with SHIIP’s Darrell Lietz; free; for information, call 563-
344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 9amWedSep
16.
The Patient-CenteredMedical Home: Its Role inHealth
Care Reform, presentation by Stephen Shortell, Ph.D., a dean and
professor in the School of Public Health at University of California,
Berkeley; focusing on patient-centered medical home, a way to
improve health in the United States by providing comprehensive,
high-quality health care; free; for information, call 319-335-6800,
Marriott Hotel and Convention Center - Coralville, 900 E 9th St,
Coralville, IA, http://ppc.uiowa.edu, 9amFri Sep18.
Alzheimer AssociationMemoryWalk, for information, call
563-324-1022, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, http://
www.alz.org/greateriowa, Sat Sep19.
AmericanRedCross Adult/Infant/ChildCPR, learn how
to prevent, recognize, and provide basic care for breathing and
cardiac emergencies; $45; to register, call 309-743-2166, Hy-Vee
Club Room, 2900 Devils Glen Rd, Bettendorf, IA, 8amSat Sep19.
AmericanRedCross First Aid, learn to care for various life-
threatening and less-serious emergencies including bleeding,
shock, broken bones, seizures, poisoning, and more; must frst
complete CPR or hold a current CPR certifcation before taking this
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their own pace; $150 includes 16 sessions and pre- and post-
assessments; for information, call 563-421-1440, Genesis
Outpatient Rehab Services, 1401W. Central Park Ave., Davenport,
IA, http://www.genesishealth.com, 1:30pmTue Sep29.
Welcome toGrandparenthood!, preparing grandparents-to-
be on their newrole; learn up-to-date information on prenatal and
infant care and the diferences between when you were a new
parent and now; free; for information or to register, call 309-779-
2000 or 877-242-8899, Trinity Regional Health System, http://www.
trinityqc.com, 6:30pmTue Sep29.
Trinity Auxiliary Style Show, reserve by Oct. 9 for Oct. 15
event; featuring fashions fromCharmBoutique, Dillard’s, Four
Seasons, the Gentry Shop, and Rhomberg’s Fur &Leather Gallery;
proceeds beneft neonatal equipment and theTrinity Health
Occupations Scholarship; $30; to reserve, call 309-779-2343, i
wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.trinityqc.
com, 11amFri Oct 9.
StepOut toFight Diabetes, fundraising run/walk with
proceeds going to the American Diabetes Associations’s research,
education, and advocacy eforts; 1pmcheck-in, 2pmstart time; for
information, call 888-342-2323, LeClaire Park, River Dr &Ripley St,
Davenport, IA, http://www.diabetes.org, 1pmSunOct 11.
Assessment andTreatment of DisorderedEating, an update
on eating disorders, review&recent fndings, and update on
obesity and bariatric surgery; for physicians, nurse practitioners,
and physician assistants; for information, call 309-779-2103 or
e-mail riggd@ihs.org, Johnny’s Italian Steak House, 1300 River Dr,
Moline, IL, http://www.genesishealth.com, 5:30pmTue Oct 20.
StayingOnTopof Medicare Coverage, information and
answers with SHIIP’s Darrell Lietz; free; for information, call 563-
344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 9amWedOct
21.
Assessment andTreatment of EatingDisorders, a review,
recent fndings, and symposiumon night-eating syndromes; for
nurses, social workers, psychologists, therapists, school personnel,
and interested community members; for information and to
register, call 309-779-2043 or e-mail vanopdmc@ihs.org, i wireless
Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.genesishealth.com,
10amWedOct 21.
NutritionBefore, During, andAfter Cancer Therapy, a
Trinity dietitian will discuss nutrient needs before, during, and after
cancer; information on common herbal and vitamin supplements
and antioxidants; free; for information, call 309-779-2000 or 877-
242-8899, Trinity Regional Health System, 5pmThuOct 29.
StayingOnTopof Medicare Coverage, onThursdays; learn
about changes for 2010 in Medicare and changes in prescription
drug plans (Part D); Darrell Lietz, a volunteer with SHIIP, the Iowa
Senior Health Insurance Information Programwill provide specifc
information on things to do to make sure your Medicare drug
coverage is right for you; for information, call 563-344-4175, http://
www.bettendorfibrary.com, 7pmThuNov 5thruThuNov 19.
Trinity Pathway Hospice Candlelight Service of
Remembrance, annual service for community members to gather
for refection and remembrance of loved ones and friends who’ve
passed away; for information, call Chaplain Doug Schoonover at
563-742-4707, South Park Presbyterian Church, 1501 30th St., Rock
Island, IL, http://www.trinityqc.com, 7pmMonNov 16.
AmericanHeart AssociationGoRedfor WomenLuncheon,
helping to raise awareness and change the statistic that heart
disease is the #1 killer of women; for information, call 563-323-
4321, Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center, 1777 Isle
Parkway, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.trinityqc.com, 10:30amWed
Nov 18.
StayingOnTopof Medicare Coverage, information and
answers with SHIIP’s Darrell Lietz; free; for information, call 563-
344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 9amWedNov
18.
Groups
The Shamanic Journey Group, on the frst Sunday of the
month; donations accepted; for information, call Kathleen at 563-
332-4361 or e-mail ostrichkc@hotmail.com, Davenport School of
Yoga, 421 Brady Street, Davenport, IA, 2pmthruSunDec 6.
Alzheimer’s: Beginningthe Conversation, on the 4th
Tuesday of the month, at 3pm; designed to address the challenges
confronting families of those newly diagnosed; information for
caregivers on everything fromdisease progression to support
programs and services; for information, call 563-324-1022 or
800-272-3900, or e-mail Jerry.Schroeder@alz.org, Alzheimer’s
Association, 736 Federal St, Suite 2318, Davenport, IA, thruTue
Dec 22.
GroupMeditation, on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month,
at 9:45am; make time for spiritual practice and meditation with
fellowseekers; on the 2nd &4th Sundays of the month; for
information, call 309-762-1066, Unity Church, 5102 47th Ave,
Moline, IL, http://www.unityqc.org, thruSunDec 27.
ChangingFamilies/HealingHearts, Mondays andTuesdays
at 5:30pm; for children ages 5 and older who have been having
difculties because of a parental separation or divorce; for
information, call 563-324-9580, Rick’s House of Hope, 4867 Forest
Grove Dr., Bettendorf, IA, http://www.genesishealth.com/services/
ricks_house_hope/index.aspx, thruTue Dec 29.
I Feel Better Now, Mondays andTuesdays at 5:30pm; for
ages 4-12 who have experienced the death of loved one through
traumatic circumstances, such as suicide, homicide, crime-related
incidents, vehicular accidents or sudden deaths; for information,
call 563-324-9580, Rick’s House of Hope, 4867 Forest Grove Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.genesishealth.com/news/2009/
ricksgroups09.aspx, thruTue Dec 29.
RainbowClub, Mondays andTuesdays at 5:30pm; for
bereaved children ages 5 and older who have experienced the
death of a loved one; for information, call 563-324-9580, Rick’s
House of Hope, 4867 Forest Grove Dr., Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
genesishealth.com/services/ricks_house_hope/index.aspx, thru
Tue Dec 29.
Rick’s House of Hope Adult Support Group, Mondays and
Tuesdays at 5:30pm; for parents or guardians of participating
children; receive empathy and guidance for your needs and
those of your kids; for information, call 563-324-9580, Rick’s
House of Hope, 4867 Forest Grove Dr., Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
genesishealth.com/services/ricks_house_hope/index.aspx, thru
Tue Dec 29.
Why Me?, Thursdays at 7pm; for teens hurting fromthe loss of
a special person in their lives; for information, call 563-324-9580,
Genesis Medical Center West, 1401W. Central Park Ave, Davenport,
IA, http://www.genesishealth.com/services/ricks_house_hope/
index.aspx, thruThuDec 31.
Alzheimer’s: Beginningthe Conversation, designed to
address the challenges confronting families of those newly
diagnosed; information for caregivers on everything fromdisease
progression to support programs and services; in the third foor
meeting room; for information, call 563-324-1022 or 800-272-
3900, or e-mail Jerry.Schroeder@alz.org, Senior Resources Senior
Center, 1808 Mulberry, Muscatine, IA, 3pmTue Sep8.
General MDASupport Group, for individuals and families
afected by muscular dystrophy; for information, call 319-393-
8905, Trinity 7th Street Campus, 500 John Deere Rd, Moline, IL,
WedSep23.
Surgical Weight Loss Support Group, for people who already
have had bariatric surgery and for those who are exploring this
option; free; for information or to register, call 309-779-2000
or 877-242-8899, Trinity Regional Health System, http://www.
trinityqc.com, 6:30pmMonSep28.
Alzheimer’s: Beginningthe Conversation, designed to
address the challenges confronting families of those newly
diagnosed; information for caregivers on everything fromdisease
progression to support programs and services; for information, call
563-324-1022 or 800-272-3900, or e-mail Jerry.Schroeder@alz.org,
Mercy Medical Center, 638 S Bluf, Clinton, IA, 3pmTue Oct 6.
Alzheimer’s: Beginningthe Conversation, designed to
address the challenges confronting families of those newly
diagnosed; information for caregivers on everything fromdisease
progression to support programs and services; in Conference
RoomA; for information, call 563-324-1022 or 800-272-3900, or
e-mail Jerry.Schroeder@alz.org, Mercer County Hospital, 409 NW
9th Ave, Aledo, IL, 3pmThuOct 22.
General MDASupport Group, for individuals and families
afected by muscular dystrophy; for information, call 319-393-
8905, Trinity 7th Street Campus, 500 John Deere Rd, Moline, IL,
WedSep23, WedOct 28.
Alzheimer’s: Beginningthe Conversation, designed to
address the challenges confronting families of those newly
diagnosed; information for caregivers on everything fromdisease
progression to support programs and services; for information,
call 563-324-1022 or 800-272-3900, or e-mail Jerry.Schroeder@alz.
org, Henry County Senior Center, 219W2nd St, Kewanee, IL, 3pm
ThuNov 19.
General MDASupport Group, for individuals and families
afected by muscular dystrophy; for information, call 319-393-
8905, Trinity 7th Street Campus, 500 John Deere Rd, Moline, IL,
WedNov 25.
Alzheimer’s: Beginningthe Conversation, designed to
address the challenges confronting families of those newly
diagnosed; information for caregivers on everything fromdisease
progression to support programs and services; in the third foor
meeting room; for information, call 563-324-1022 or 800-272-
3900, or e-mail Jerry.Schroeder@alz.org, Senior Resources Senior
Center, 1808 Mulberry, Muscatine, IA, 3pmTue Dec 8.
Services
Acupuncture, onTuesdays; by appointment; $65-$75; for
information, call Dr. Mehta at 309-343-0160, Satva Center, 1918
7th Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://www.satvacenter.com, 2:30pmthru
Tue Dec 29.
Acupuncture, Acupressure, Refexology, onTuesdays, at
10am; for information, call 563-445-6640 or 563-650-6747, Take
ActionWellness &Fitness, OldTown Mall, Davenport, IA, thruTue
Dec 29.
Ayurveda, onTuesdays at 2:30pm; by appointment; $75-$65;
for information, call Dr. Mehta at 309-343-0160 or e-mail info@
satvacenter.com, Satva Center, 1918 7th Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://
www.satvacenter.com, thruTue Dec 29.
Homeopathy, onTuesdays, by appointment; $65-$75; for
information, call Dr. Mehta at 309-343-0160, Satva Center, 1918 7th
Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://www.satvacenter.com, thruTue Dec 29.
Homeopathy, onTuesdays at 2:30pm, by appointment; $65-
$75; for information, call Dr. Mehta at 309-343-0160, Satva Center,
1918 7th Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://www.satvacenter.com, thru
Tue Dec 29.
Art &SoundHealing: GroupSessions, Wednesdays at 4pm;
$25; for information, call Colleen at 563-340-4453 or e-mail info@
satvacenter.org, Satva Center, 1918 7th Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://
www.satvacenter.com, thruWedDec 30.
Art &SoundHealing: Individual Sessions, Wednesdays
starting at 9am; by appointment; $50; for information, call Colleen
at 563-340-4453 or e-mail info@satvacenter.org, Satva Center,
class; $30; to register, call 309-743-2166, Hy-Vee Club Room, 2900
Devils Glen Rd, Bettendorf, IA, 2pmSat Sep19.
Dr. Lee Salk’s Super Sitters: ABasic Baby Sitter Training
Program, ages 12 and older who want to babysit learn about
infant and child safety and emergency readiness, parental
expectations, and job confdence; $10; for information or to
register, call 309-779-2000 or 877-242-8899, Trinity Regional
Health System, http://www.trinityqc.com, 9amSat Sep19.
Emergency Care andFirst Aidfor Children, ages 12 and
older learn about common emergency care, howto contact the
emergency medical system, and howto respond to choking;
$10; for information or to register, call 309-779-2000 or 877-242-
8899, Trinity Regional Health System, http://www.trinityqc.com,
12:30pmSat Sep19.
YRiders - Saddle Up!, co-sponsored byTrinity; family bike
rides along the Mississippi; rides begin at the Celebration belle;
for information, call 309-779-2000, Ben Butterworth Parkway, Old
River Dr &55th St, Moline, IL, http://www.tworiversymca.org, Sun
Sep20thruSat Sep26.
BeginZumba: SessionI, Mondays andWednesdays thru Oct.
28; meetings with a dietician, weigh-ins, and simple dance moves
to trimyour waistline; $180-$120; for information, call 563-332-
8496, Hy-Vee Club Room, 2900 Devils Glen Rd, Bettendorf, IA,
6:30amMonSep21.
BeginZumba: SessionII, Mondays andWednesdays thru Oct.
28; meetings with a dietician, weigh-ins, and simple dance moves
to trimyour waistline; $180-$120; for information, call 563-332-
8496, Hy-Vee Club Room, 2900 Devils Glen Rd, Bettendorf, IA,
11amMonSep21.
Breastfeeding: AGift for Baby, in IA; taught by a certifed
lactation educator and covers the benefts of breastfeeding,
getting started in the hospital, your frst fewweeks at home,
returning to work and beyond; for information or to register, call
309-779-2000 or 877-242-8899, Trinity Regional Health System,
http://www.trinityqc.com, 6:30pmMonSep21.
Professional Health-Care Provider CPRRenewal Class,
for those working in the health-care feld or daycare providers;
certifcate fromthe American Heart Association good for two
years; $45; for information or to register, call 309-779-2000 or 877-
242-8899, Trinity Regional Health System, http://www.trinityqc.
com, 7:30 &10:30amMonSep21.
LookGood... Feel Better, beauty techniques to female
cancer patients in active treatment to help themcombat the
appearance-related side efects of cancer treatment; learn to cope
with skin changes and hair loss using free cosmetics and skin care
products donated by the cosmetic industry; free; for information
or to register, call 309-779-2000 or 877-242-8899, Trinity Regional
Health System, http://www.trinityqc.com, 6pmMonSep21.
BeginZumba: SessionIII, Tuesdays thru Oct. 27; meetings
with a dietician, weigh-ins, and simple dance moves to trimyour
waistline; $120; for information, call 563-332-8496, Hy-Vee Club
Room, 2900 Devils Glen Rd, Bettendorf, IA, 5:30pmTue Sep22.
Surgical Weight Loss Informational Meeting, learn the latest
information about diferent types of bariatric surgeries available
at Trinity, including lap-band surgery; free; for information or
to register, call 309-779-2000 or 877-242-8899, Trinity Regional
Health System, http://www.trinityqc.com, 6pmTue Sep22.
Boot Campfor NewDads, in IL; veteran dads share man-to-
man, real-life stories about frst-time fatherhood, and bring their
babies alone to give the rookies a frsthand look at howto hold,
bond, comfort, diaper, swaddle, relieve gas &colic, and play with
an infant; free; for information or to register, call 309-779-2000
or 877-242-8899, Trinity Regional Health System, http://www.
trinityqc.com, 6:30pmTue Sep22.
Breastfeeding: AGift for Baby, in Ill.; taught by a certifed
lactation educator and covers the benefts of breastfeeding,
getting started in the hospital, your frst fewweeks at home,
returning to work and beyond; for information or to register, call
309-779-2000 or 877-242-8899, Trinity Regional Health System,
6:30pmTue Sep22.
Professional Health-Care Provider CPRRenewal Class,
for those working in the health-care feld or daycare providers;
certifcate fromthe American Heart Association good for two
years; $45; for information or to register, call 309-779-2000 or 877-
242-8899, Trinity Regional Health System, http://www.trinityqc.
com, 8:30am4pmTue Sep22.
ChildbirthPreparationCourse, in IL; Wednesdays thru Oct.
14; designed to prepare you physically and emotionally for the
experience of childbirth; topics include anatomy and physiology
of labor and birth, breathing and relaxation techniques, role of the
labor partner, hospital procedures, obstetric pain management,
Cesarean birth and postpartumcare; $50; for information or to
register, call 309-779-2000 or 877-242-8899, Trinity Regional Health
System, http://www.trinityqc.com, 6:30pmWedSep23.
Employee HealthWalk, on Old River Drive near 55th St.; walk
a 1- or 2-mile course; employees sign in as a representative of their
company with no cost involves; awards to the employers with
the highest percentage of participation, with divisions for small,
medium, and large companies; for information, call 309-779-2000,
Ben Butterworth Parkway, Old River Dr &55th St, Moline, IL, http://
www.trinityqc.com, 6:30amFri Sep25.
Genesis Fall ProtectionProgram, onTuesdays and Fridays
for 8 weeks; learn to increase agility, coordination, strength,
and standing balance using light weights; participants control
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1918 7th Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://www.satvacenter.com, thru
WedDec 30.
Art &SoundHealing: SingingBowl GroupSessions,
Wednesdays at 5pm; $10; for information, call Colleen at 563-
340-4453 or e-mail info@satvacenter.com, Satva Center, 1918 7th
Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://www.
satvacenter.com, thruWed
Dec 30.
FengShui Consultations,
by appointment; for information,
call Vicki at 309-794-7362, Satva
Center, 1918 7th Ave, Rock Island,
IL, http://www.satvacenter.com,
thruThuDec 31.
House Clearings and
House Blessings, move out
stagnant, old energy and feel
safe, comfortable, and at ease; for
information, call Debra at 608-
279-4319 or e-mail debramorrill@
charter.net, The Healing Heart
Center, 1035 Lincoln Rd,
Bettendorf, IA, thruThuDec 31.
QuantumTouch, by
appointment; donations
accepted; for information, call
Wendy at 309-796-4134, Satva
Center, 1918 7th Ave, Rock Island,
IL, http://www.satvacenter.com,
thruThuDec 31.
Refexology, Mondays
thru Fridays; by appointment;
$50/hour, $25/half hour; for
information, call 309-793-7881
or e-mail info@satvacenter.org,
Satva Center, 1918 7th Ave, Rock
Island, IL, http://www.satvacenter.
com, thruThuDec 31.
Reiki Treatment, Mondays
thru Fridays starting at 9am;
$50/60 min, $25/30 min; for
information, call Renee at 309-
496-9006, Satva Center, 1918 7th
Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://www.
satvacenter.com, thruThu
Dec 31.
Shamanic Counseling,
power animal discovery, soul
retrieval; services free to veterans
of war; for information, call
Kathleen at 563-332-4361 or
e-mail ostrichkc@hotmail.com,
thruThuDec 31.
Shamanic Healing
Appointments, specializing in
soul retrieval, ancestral healing,
and releasing patterns fromthe
energy feld; for information,
call Debra at 608-279-4319 or
e-mail debramorrill@charter.net,
The Healing Heart Center, 1035
Lincoln Rd, Bettendorf, IA, thru
ThuDec 31.
Thai Foot Massage, Mondays
thru Fridays, by appointment;
$25/half hour, $45/hour; for
information, call 309-793-7881
or e-mail info@satvacenter.com,
Satva Center, 1918 7th Ave, Rock
Island, IL, http://www.satvacenter.
com, thruThuDec 31.
Thai Full Body Massage,
Mondays thru Fridays, by appointment; $35/half hour, $50/hour,
$80/90 minutes; for information, call 309-793-7881 or e-mail info@
satvacenter.com, Satva Center, 1918 7th Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://
www.satvacenter.com, thruThuDec 31.
Thai Yoga Massage, available by appointment only; for
information, contact Kelly at 309-236-6084, Tapas Yoga Shala, 421
Brady St, Davenport, IA, http://www.blissfulbodywork.blogspot.
com, thruThuDec 31.
Integrative Refexology, Tuesdays andThursdays, by
appointment; $50/60 min, $25/30 min; for information, call Amy
at 563-381-1030, Satva Center, 1918 7th Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://
www.satvacenter.com, thruThuDec 31.
Trinity Farmer’s Market - 7thStreet Campus, Saturdays
at 8am; to participate, call Steve Krause at 309-944-7980, Trinity
7th Street Campus, 500 John Deere Rd, Moline, IL, http://www.
trinityqc.com, 8amthruSat Oct 31.
Free SkinCancer Screening, for information, call 563-344-
SKIN, SoderstromSkin Institute - Davenport, 1800 E 54th St,
Davenport, IA, 8amSat Sep12.
Community HealthPartners Diabetes Screening, free fnger
stick test for blood sugar; do not eat for a period of 8 hours before
having blood drawn; for information, call 309-779-2000, Trinity
VNHA, 106 19th Ave., Ste. 101, Moline, IL, http://www.trinityqc.
com, 7amMonSep14thruFri Sep18, andMonSep21thru
Fri Sep25.
Community HealthPartners Diabetes Screening, in
Conference RoomC; free fnger stick test for blood sugar; do
not eat for a period of 8 hours before having blood drawn; for
information, call 309-779-2000, Trinity at Terrace Park, Utica Ridge
Rd, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.trinityqc.com, 7amMonSep14
thruFri Sep18, andMonSep21thruFri Sep25.
TrinityVHNAFoot Care
Clinic, 10-minute foot soak,
cleaning, clipping, and fling of
the nails, and a lotion massage
for the calves and feet; for
information, call 309-752-2643,
South MolineTownship Senior
Center, 637 17th Ave, East
Moline, IL, http://www.trinityqc.
com, 9amThuSep24.
TrinityVNHADrive-thru
FluClinic, for ages 9 and older;
fu shots $35, pneumonia
shots $50, and FluMist $40; for
information, call 877-242-8899,
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1122
W. Central Park, Davenport, IA,
http://www.trinityqc.com, 9am
Sat Oct 3.
TrinityVNHADrive-thru
FluClinics, for ages 9 and
older; fu shots $35, pneumonia
shots $50, and FluMist $40; for
information, call 877-242-8899,
TrinityVNHA, 106 19th Ave.,
Ste. 101, Moline, IL, http://www.
trinityqc.com, 9amSunOct 11.
FluClinic, with theTrinity
VNHA“Flu Crew”; the cost of a
shot is $35, andTrinity will bill all
insurers; pneumonia shots will
also be available at an additional
cost of $50; Thursday 1pm,
Friday 10am; for information, call
563-344-4187, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com, ThuOct
15andFri Oct 16.
TrinityVHNAFoot Care
Clinic, 10-minute foot soak,
cleaning, clipping, and fling of
the nails, and a lotion massage
for the calves and feet; for
information, call 309-752-2643,
South MolineTownship Senior
Center, 637 17th Ave, East
Moline, IL, http://www.trinityqc.
com, 9amThuNov 26.
TrinityVHNAFoot Care
Clinic, 10-minute foot soak,
cleaning, clipping, and fling of
the nails, and a lotion massage
for the calves and feet; for
information, call 309-779-7401,
TrinityVNHA, 106 19th Ave.,
Ste. 101, Moline, IL, 12:30pmFri
Nov 27.
TrinityVHNAFoot Care
Clinic, 10-minute foot soak,
cleaning, clipping, and fling of
the nails, and a lotion massage
for the calves and feet; for
information, call 309-779-7401,
TrinityVNHA, 106 19th Ave., Ste.
101, Moline, IL, 1pmTue Dec 1.
TrinityVHNAFoot Care
Clinic, 10-minute foot soak, cleaning, clipping, and fling of the
nails, and a lotion massage for the calves and feet; for information,
call 309-779-7401, Trinity Enrichment Center, 5510 Utica Ridge Rd,
Davenport, IA, http://www.trinityqc.com, 1pmWedDec 9.
BrainTeasers Exhibit, test your problem-solving skills on 20
diferent mind benders located on fve brightly colored tables,
featuring a variety of hands-on challenges for all skill levels; for
information, call 563-263-3065, Musser Public Library, 3rd St &
Iowa Ave, Muscatine, IA, http://www.musserpubliclibrary.org, thru
SunSep13.
Preschool StoryTime, onThursdays; at 10amor 1:30pm;
stories and activities for ages 3-5 not yet in kindergarten; to
register, call 309-736-5739, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St,
Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, thruThe Sep24.
TummyTime, every 2nd and 4th Monday andWednesday;
Mondays &Wednesdays at 10am, Wednesdays at 6:30pm; for
ages 0-3 and their caregivers; stories, songs, fngerplays, and
action rhymes; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com, 6:30pmthruMonSep28.
BookBunchClub, onTuesdays, for ages 7-9; free; register
at 309-736-5739, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL,
Comedy
“Bobcat”Goldthwait
Penguin’s Comedy Club
Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17
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n October 16 and 17, comedian “Bobcat”
Goldthwait will perform at Penguin’s
Comedy Club in Davenport, and I’m presuming
that you already know a lot about the man:
his piercing delivery that lies somewhere
between a shriek and a belch; his speedy ascent
to fame in the Police Academy franchise; his
notorious vandalism of the Arsenio Hall Show
and Tonight Show with Jay Leno sets. But did
you know that Goldthwait used to be comedy
partners with Robin Williams, and they billed
themselves as “Jack Cheese” and “Marty
Fromage”? (Goldthwait was Cheese.) Did you
know that he directed 267 episodes of Jimmy
Kimmel Live!, as well as segments for Comedy
Central’s Chappelle’s Show and Crank Yankers?
And in addition to the semi-legendary Shakes
the Clown, did you know that his directorial
credits include the feature flms Sleeping Dogs
Lie, hailed by Rolling Stone as “demonically
funny and surprisingly sweet,” and Windy City
Heat, described by Vice magazine as “quite
simply the greatest movie of all time”? (Which
might say more about Vice than the flm itself,
but still ... .) Only in our country could someone
who might’ve easily faded into obscurity
maintain such a successful Hollywood career
for nearly three decades; as Goldthwait himself
is quoted as saying, “America is one of the fnest
countries anyone ever stole.” Te comedian
appears at Penguin’s with opener John Evans,
and for a listing of the comedy club’s other
fall performers, visit QCFreightHouse.com/
penguinsComedyClub.php. – Mike Schulz
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http://www.molinelibrary.com, 6:30pmthruTue Sep29.
Weekly Storytimes, onWednesdays; for ages 0-5; free;
for information, call 309-732-7360, Rock Island Public Library
- Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL, http://
www.ripl.lib.il.us, 10:30amthruWedSep30.
Weekly Storytimes, onTuesdays and Fridays; for ages 0-5;
free; for information, call 309-732-7360, Rock Island Public Library
- 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island, IL, http://www.ripl.lib.
il.us, thruFri Oct 2.
Theatre Club, ages 7-13 are invited to join a reader’s theatre
club that teaches acting, stage presence, and fun; public
performance on Oct. 29 during the library’s Halloween party;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public
Library (Main), 321 Main Street, Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, 4pmthruThuOct 22.
TeenAnime Club, on the frst Tuesday of the month; all
things anime; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, 5:30pmthruTue Dec 1.
BabyTime, on the 1st Thursday of the month; puppets,
songs, stories, and age-appropriate activities for babies and their
caregivers; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com, 9:15amthruThuDec 3.
TeenAdvisory Group, the 1st Thursday of the month; teens
in grades 6-12 are encouraged to share their opinions, help
plan events for teens, recommend books, and have fun; free; for
information, call 309-762-6883, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St,
Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, 3:30pmthruThuDec 3.
Wii Free Play, on the 1st Thursday of the month; free time on
the NintendoWii; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com, 3:30pmthruThuDec 3.
Preschool Storytimes, on Mondays; for ages 3-5; stories,
songs, fngerplays, and action games; for information, call 563-
344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 6:30pmthru
MonDec 7.
TeenVolunteer Council Meeting, on the 2ndTuesday of
the month; teens can volunteer at the library for credit and for
fun; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, 5:30pmthruTue Dec 8.
4-HClover Kids, on the 1st &3rdTuesdays andThursdays of
the month; non-competitive programfor ages 5-9 allowing kids
to learn social, life, and personal skills through hands-on programs
and activities; $10/year; to register, call 563-359-7577, Scott County
Extension, 875Tanglefoot Lane, Suite B, Bettendorf, IA, http://
www.extension.uiuc.edu/scott, 1pmthruThuDec 17.
4-HTeenTech, on the 3rdThursday of the month; grades 5-8
learn about diferent technology topics including wind energy,
robotics, bridge building, rocketry, and more, Rock Island County
Extension, 321W2nd Ave, Milan, IL, http://www.extension.uiuc.
edu/rockisland, 6pmthruThuDec 17.
Books Are Great (BAG), on the 3rdThursday of the month;
for ages 2-5; listen to stories, sing songs, try crafts, and more, with
a diferent theme each month; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 10amthruThuDec 17.
Gamer’s Afternoon, on the 3rdThursday of the month; play
favorite board and cards games such as Monopoly, Munchkin,
Magic, and Pokemon; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 3:30pmthruThuDec 17.
Preschool Storytimes, Tuesdays thruThursdays 10am,
Wednesdays at 2pm; for ages 3-5; stories, songs, fngerplays, and
action games; join a game in progress or bring your own group;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.
com, thruThuDec 17.
Baby StoryTime, on Fridays; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 10amthruFri
Dec 18.
HispanicTeenLeadershipGroup, on the 3rd Monday of
the month; open to all teens in junior high and high school; the
group will help teens expand their leadership skills as they help
plan community events, performcommunity service projects;
the experience helps thembuild their college and work resumes
as well as helps themnetwork and meet other teens with similar
interests; for information, call 309-756-9978, East Moline Public
Library, 740 16th Ave., East Moline, IL, http://www.extension.uiuc.
edu/rockisland, 5pmthruMonDec 21.
TeenTechLab, on the 4thTuesday of the month; teens are
invited to learn newtechnologies at this innovative, hands-on
program; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, 5:30pmthruTue Dec 22.
Family StoryTime, on Saturdays; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 Main Street,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 10amthruFri
Dec 26.
Role PlayingGroup, group composed mostly of teens
plays such games as Dungeons &Dragons or BattleTech; join a
game in progress or bring your own group; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 1pmthruSat
Dec 26.
Preschool StoryTime, on Mondays; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount
St., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 10amthru
MonDec 28.
Pajama StoryTime, on the 4th Monday of the month;
bring your favorite stufed animal and hear newstories; free; for
information, call 309-736-5739, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St,
Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, 7pmthruMonDec 28.
Toddler &Preschool StoryTime, onTuesdays and Fridays;
for information, call 563-285-4794, Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6th
Ave., Eldridge, IA, http://www.scottcountylibrary.org, 10amthru
Tue Dec 29.
Family StoryTime, onTuesdays; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 6:30pmthru
Tue Dec 29.
StoryTime, onTuesdays; for information, call 309-755-9614,
East Moline Public Library, 740 16th Ave., East Moline, IL, 10:30am
thruTue Dec 29.
Books Alive! Reader’sTheater, on the last Wednesday of the
month; fast-paced reading of fun stories for children of all ages;
free; for information, call 309-736-5739, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, 7pmthru
WedDec 30.
Iowa Machine ShedCookingClass for Kids, on the last
Wednesday of the month; kids get to mix ingredients, use kitchen
gadgets, followrecipes, and learn about etiquette, safety, and
nutrition; with chef BryanTyler; an adult must attend with their
child; free; for information or to register, call 563-391-2427, Iowa
Machine Shed, 7250 Northwest Blvd., Davenport, IA, 6pmthru
WedDec 30.
Get Your Game On!, onWednesdays; teens can play video
games on theWii and Playstation2, featuring Rock Band, Guitar
Hero, DDR, and Super Smash Bros.; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 3pmthruWed
Dec 30.
Toddler &Preschool StoryTime, onWednesdays; for
information, call 563-285-4794, Bufalo Library, 329 Dodge St.,
Bufalo, IA, http://www.scottcountylibrary.org, 10amthruWed
Dec 30.
Toddler &Preschool StoryTime, onWednesdays; for
information, call 563-285-4794, Princeton Library, 328 River Dr.,
Princeton, IA, http://www.scottcountylibrary.org, 10amthruWed
Dec 30.
Wednesday Craft-ernoon, onWednesdays; make ’n’ take
crafts for kids of all ages; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 Main Street, Davenport, IA,
http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 4pmthruWedDec 30.
Toddler StoryTime, onThursdays; free; for information, call
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563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 10amthruThu
Dec 31.
Ballet/HannahMontana Birthday Parties, themed birthday
parties for your little girl; for information, call 309-794-1410,
Sunshine’s Performing Arts
Studio &Resale Store, 1303 30th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, thruThu
Dec 31.
BlackHawkCollege’s Swim
School, ages 4-15 can learn how
to swimor improve their skills;
sessions from6:15-7pmand 7:15-
8pm; $36/6 weeks; to register,
call 309-796-5601, Black Hawk
College - Community Aquatic
Center, 6600 34th Avenue,
Moline, IL, WedSep2.
Glee Club, Wednesdays
through Dec. 2, for grades 3-8;
students will learn howto go
frombeing simple singers to
performers, learn diferent
musical performance and dance
styles, and harmony singing
and musical/dance vocabulary;
culminates in a performance
at the Center the frst weekend
in December; led by director
ShelleyWalljasper; $120 or
$40/month; for information and
to register, call 309-788-5433,
The Center for Living, 2008 4th
Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://www.
center4living.com, 6pmWed
Sep2.
LearntoJuggle withToto
Johnson, for ages 8 and older;
pro juggler Johnson teaches
basic skills using scarves; register
at 309-736-5739, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL,
http://www.molinelibrary.com,
7pmWedSep2.
Act I, Thursdays through
Dec. 3, for grades K-3; prepare
for December 4-5 production
of “AChristmas Wizard of Oz,”a
fun newadaptation complete
with child-friendly dialogue and
familiar Christmas carols the
audience and performers can
sing together; led by directors
Dino andTina Hayz; $120 or
$40/month; for information and
to register, call 309-788-5433,
The Center for Living, 2008 4th
Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://www.
center4living.com, 4:15pmThu
Sep3.
Act II, Thursdays through
Dec. 3, for grades 4-6; prepare
for December 4-5 production
of “AChristmas Wizard of Oz,”a
fun newadaptation complete
with child-friendly dialogue and
familiar Christmas carols the
audience and performers can
sing together; led by directors
Dino andTina Hayz; $120 or
$40/month; for information and
to register, call 309-788-5433,
The Center for Living, 2008 4th Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://www.
center4living.com, 5:45pmThuSep3.
BobRossYouthPaintingClass, for grades 2 and up, paint
a landscape; $15; for information, call 309-523-3440, River Valley
Library, 214 S. Main St., Port Byron, IL, http://www.rivervalleylibrary.
org, 10amSat Sep5.
IntroductiontoGerman, Janet Brown-Lowe and the
members of the Bettendorf High School German club will teach an
introduction to the German language to students in grades K-3; a
Global Gathering Germany event;
for information, call 563-344-4191,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.bettendorfibrary.
com, 10amSat Sep5.
Biotechnology, for grades 4-6,
on the 2nd &4thThursdays of the
month thru Nov. 12; cutting-edge,
experimental programallowing
youths to explore cells and
organelles, heredity and genetics,
gene mutation, DNAextraction,
and solve a DNAfngerprinting
mystery; $40; for information,
call 563-359-7577, Scott County
Extension, 875Tanglefoot Lane,
Suite B, Bettendorf, IA, http://
www.extension.uiuc.edu/scott,
1pmThuSep10.
RhymeTime, for ages 0-5;
celebrate the 40th anniversary of
TheVery Hungry Caterpillar with a
story, songs, and caterpillar crafts;
free; for information, call 309-732-
7360, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th, Rock
Island, IL, http://www.ripl.lib.il.us,
11amThuSep10.
YouthDevelopment
Program: Math&Measurement,
Sept. 10 &24; hands-on fun and
learning for home-schooled
students ages 5-9; $10; to register,
call 563-359-7577, Scott County
Extension, 875Tanglefoot Lane,
Suite B, Bettendorf, IA, http://
www.extension.uiuc.edu/scott,
1pmThuSep10.
Nerdposium, on the 2nd
Thursday of the month; young
adults are invited to hang out
and discuss everything from“Star
Wars”to“Twilight”toYouTube
to Lego’s; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com, 3:30pm
thruThuDec 10.
Broadway Musicals Styles
Class, Saturdays thru Dec. 12, for
grades 4-8; learn basic theatre
dance moves, work with a vocal
coach, and learn basic musical
theatre performance techniques;
the group will also learn basic
instructions on howto audition
for musical theatre performances;
performsongs &dances from
such Broadway shows as“Wicked,”
“Annie,”“Grease,”“High School
Musical,”and other shows; led
by directors Dino &Tina Hayz
and guest stafers; there will be
a fnal showcase of songs and
dances; $120 or $40/month; for
information and to register, call 309-788-5433, The Center for
Living, 2008 4th Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://www.center4living.
com, 10amSat Sep12.
RhymeTime, for ages 0-5; celebrate the 40th anniversary of
Events
Quad City Arts Visiting Artists Series
September through November
Q
uad City Arts is noted for continually
bringing in exceptional and disparate talents
for its annual Visiting Artists series. But looking
over the list of visitors for the autumnal leg of the
organization’s 2009-10
season ... I’m sorry, but it’s
a little ridiculous. In that
good way. On September
26 (at a venue yet to be
determined), Quad City
Arts will present a public
performance of the one-
man show Nazi Hunter
– Simon Wiesenthal,
which chronicles the life of history’s heroic
pursuer of SS war criminals; the piece was written
by, and stars, Tom Dugan, whose one-man Robert
E. Lee – Shades of Gray was presented by Quad
City Arts in 2007, and whose Hollywood résumé
includes roles in Te Naked Gun, Te Practice,
and Curb Your Enthusiasm. On November 15,
the Visiting Artist series fnds the a cappella jazz
singers of m-pact at Davenport’s First Presbyterian
Church; their credits include numerous L.A. and
Seattle Music Awards, collaborations with the likes
of Sheryl Crow, Boyz II Men, and Ray Charles,
and the San Francisco Chronicle’s description of
m-pact as “one of the best pop-jazz vocal groups
in the world.” And on October 9, at Davenport’s
Redstone Room, legendary singer/songwriter/
activist Tommy Sands will deliver a concert
of Irish-folk favorites; Sands has performed
everywhere from New York’s Carnegie Hall to
Moscow’s Olympia Stadium, has been called “the
most powerful songwriter in Ireland, if not the rest
of the world” by Sing Out magazine, and received
an honorary doctorate in 2002 from the University
of Nevada, where the mayor of Reno declared May
18 “Tommy Sands Day.” Tat’s right: Quad City
Arts is bringing in a Visiting Artist with his own
day. If the 2010-11 season features an appearance
by God Himself, I won’t be the least bit surprised.
For more on Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artist Series,
visit QuadCityArts.com. – Mike Schulz
Tommy Sands
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TheVery Hungry Caterpillar with a story, songs, and caterpillar
crafts; free; for information, call 309-732-7360, Rock Island Public
Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
ripl.lib.il.us, 11amSat Sep12.
ReadingAdventures!, the Davenport Public library ofers
a storytime area and a visit fromLibby the Library Dog; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds,
2815W. Locust St, Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.
com, 12pmSunSep13.
Mosaics andGlass Art, Mondays thru Oct. 19; a 4-H
YOUniversity EveningYouth class for ages 10-18; young artists will
make their own fascinating glass creations, frombeads to mosaic
sculptures; $45; to register, call 309-756-9978, ext. 10, University
of Illinois Extension, 4450 Kennedy Drive Suite 3, East Moline, IL,
http://www.extension.uiuc.edu/rockisland, 7pmMonSep14.
RockYour Room, Mondays thru Oct. 19; a 4-HYOUniversity
EveningYouth class for ages 10-18; hands-on interior design
class; fromfunky lamp shades and bling-ed out bulletin boards,
to decked-out dressers; create unique accent pieces to give
your roomto rock-star status; you’ll also learn interior design
fundamentals, howto create a roomdesign layout and more;
$45; to register, call 309-756-9978, ext. 10, University of Illinois
Extension, 4450 Kennedy Drive Suite 3, East Moline, IL, http://
www.extension.uiuc.edu/rockisland, 7pmMonSep14.
The Science of Harry Potter, Mondays thru Oct. 19; a 4-H
YOUniversity EveningYouth class for ages 9-18; do hands-on
experiments in potions (chemistry), herbology (plants), care of
magical creatures (animals), transfguration (art) and more; $30; to
register, call 309-756-9978, ext. 10, University of Illinois Extension,
4450 Kennedy Drive Suite 3, East Moline, IL, http://www.extension.
uiuc.edu/rockisland, 5:30pmMonSep14.
TheWonders of Wildlife, Mondays thru Oct. 19; a 4-H
YOUniversity EveningYouth class for ages 8-18; fromanimal tracks
to owl pellets, fur identifcation to animal eats, young zoologists
will gain a newappreciation for and understanding of wildlife;
$30; to register, call 309-756-9978, ext. 10, University of Illinois
Extension, 4450 Kennedy Drive Suite 3, East Moline, IL, http://
www.extension.uiuc.edu/rockisland, 5:30pmMonSep14.
Anime Club, on Mondays; young adults are invited to
watch the frst fewepisodes of that month’s selected anime; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.
com, 4pmMonSep14thruMonDec 28.
WeeWigglersToddler Time, on Mondays; for ages 18-36
months with an adult; on Mondays at 9:30amor 10:45am; stories,
action plays, and hands-on activities; free; register at 309-736-
5739, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.
molinelibrary.com, MonSep14thruMonOct 5.
4-HTeenChallengeTeam, explore leadership skills through a
variety of interactive games and experiences, Rock Island County
Extension, 321W2nd Ave, Milan, IL, http://www.extension.uiuc.
edu/rockisland, 4:30pmTue Sep15.
Martha Speaks!, for ages 3-7; a fun-flled programwith
Martha, the beloved dog fromthe books by Susan Meddaugh
and the star of her own PBS show; have you picture taken with
Martha, listen to a Martha adventure, and try a simple craft; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.
com, 4pmTue Sep15.
Ultimate CardGaming, on the 3rdTuesday of the month;
teens are invited to play the latest and greatest card games like
“Magic: The Gathering”and“Yu-Gi-Oh”; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 5:30pmTue Sep
15thruTue Dec 15.
Beadtastic, Wednesdays thru Oct. 21; a 4-HYOUniversity
EveningYouth class for ages 11-18; create amazing pieces of
jewelry using many diferent sizes and styles of beads, including
bracelets, earrings and necklaces; $40; to register, call 309-756-
9978, ext. 10, University of Illinois Extension, 4450 Kennedy Drive
Suite 3, East Moline, IL, http://www.extension.uiuc.edu/rockisland,
7pmWedSep16.
Creative Drama, Wednesdays thru Oct. 21; a 4-HYOUniversity
EveningYouth class for ages 9-18; through drama games,
improvisation, creative writing and storytelling, young thespians
will have a fun time honing their acting abilities; explore sound,
movement, characters, monologues, scenes, and more; $30; to
register, call 309-756-9978, ext. 10, University of Illinois Extension,
4450 Kennedy Drive Suite 3, East Moline, IL, http://www.extension.
uiuc.edu/rockisland, 7pmWedSep16.
FascinatingFairies, Wednesdays thru Oct. 21; a 4-H
YOUniversity EveningYouth class for ages 8-18; hands-on class
investigating the folk-lore surrounding fairies and pixies; explore
the four seasons and learn the importance of stewardship through
hands-on activities, science experiments, games, crafts and
cooking; $30; to register, call 309-756-9978, ext. 10, University
of Illinois Extension, 4450 Kennedy Drive Suite 3, East Moline, IL,
http://www.extension.uiuc.edu/rockisland, 5:30pmWedSep16.
PizzaWorks - CookingBasics, Wednesdays thru Oct. 21; a 4-H
YOUniversity EveningYouth class for ages 10-18; put some pizzazz
into your pizza through creative cooking; learn howto make
and bake delicious and unique pizza recipes including dessert,
snack, chicken, veggie, marinade and alfredo sauce pizzas; $35; to
register, call 309-756-9978, ext. 10, University of Illinois Extension,
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4450 Kennedy Drive Suite 3, East Moline, IL, http://www.extension.
uiuc.edu/rockisland, 5:30pmWedSep16.
39Clues Adventure Club, for ages 7-13; “AMaze of Bones,”
by Rick Riordan, begins readers on the journey of solving 39
clues that could lead to the Cahill family fortune; compare notes
fromthe books in this series, guess at clues and study the trading
cards and game; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com, 4pmThuSep17.
T.A.B. TeenAdvisory Board, teens are invited to meet and
help plan activities for the fall; food provided; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 10:30amSat
Sep19.
RealityWorldCampfor Teens, special overnight camp for
teens in grades 8-10 to gain experience in future careers and
living on their own; pick a career, and make choices on housing,
entertainment, transportation, etc to see if your career choice can
support their desired lifestyle; learn more about writing a resume,
interviewing, banking, credit cards, keeping healthy, smart
shopping, preparing their own meals, laundry, and more; enjoy
swimming, the gym, playing the wii, and making newfriends; $35;
to register, call 309-756-9978, ext. 10, Two Rivers YMCA, 2040 53rd
St, Moline, IL, http://www.extension.uiuc.edu/rockisland, Sat Sep
19andSunSep20.
QuadCities BugClub, open to ages 8-12 who want to learn
more about bugs through hands-on activities; learn about the
butterfy, migration, their life cycles, and more; for information, call
309-799-3482, Niabi Zoo, Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal Valley, IL, http://www.
niabizoo..com, 1pmSunSep20.
Cloudy witha Chance of Meatballs, activities in conjunction
with the classic story, for ages 5-8; register at 309-739-5739, Moline
Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.
com, 6:30pmWedSep23.
AmericanRedCross BabysittingClass, for ages 11-14; must
sign up with the American Red Cross at 309-743-2166, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com, 9:30amSat Sep26.
Inside &Out Loud, teens can celebrate“Banned Books Week”
by reading a favorite passage or poemat this one-of-a-kind open-
mic night; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, 5:30pmTue Sep29.
Folktale Puppet Show, including re-tellings of bilingual
stories; free; for information, call 309-739-5739, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com,
2:30pmWedSep30.
Curious George Live!, newstage musical that takes the
beloved money to Rome for The Golden Meatball Contest; $29.75-
$12.75; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, U.S. Cellular Center, 370 1st
Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.uscellularcenter.com, 7pm
ThuOct 1.
Curious George Live!, newstage musical that takes the
beloved money to Rome for The Golden Meatball Contest; at
10:30am&7pm; $29.75-$12.75; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
U.S. Cellular Center, 370 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.
uscellularcenter.com, Fri Oct 2.
4-HTeenTech, grades 5-8 learn about diferent technology
topics including wind energy, robotics, bridge building, rocketry,
and more, Rock Island County Extension, 321W2nd Ave, Milan, IL,
http://www.extension.uiuc.edu/rockisland, 6pmFri Oct 2.
Curious George Live!, newstage musical that takes the
beloved money to Rome for The Golden Meatball Contest; at
10:30am&2pm; $29.75-$12.75; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
U.S. Cellular Center, 370 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.
uscellularcenter.com, Sat Oct 3.
Fairmount Fall Festival, featuring a carnival-like atmosphere
featuring live music and entertainment, magician Rick Eugene,
ComedySportz, and the MetroYouth group, a 2pmAnnual Kid
Gladiators competition, a 3:30pmcar showwith the Quad Cities
Cruisers, a fnale concert by Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Famers
Coupe deVille, and more; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 10amSat Oct 3.
Curious George Live!, newstage musical that takes the
beloved money to Rome for The Golden Meatball Contest; at
1 &4:30pm; $29.75-$12.75; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, U.S.
Cellular Center, 370 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.
uscellularcenter.com, SunOct 4.
Barefoot Becky, German polka and Chech music; free; to
register, call 309-736-5739, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St,
Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, 7pmMonOct 5.
Readfor the RecordDay: TheVery Hungry Caterpillar, learn
about counting, colors and the life cycle of a butterfy in activities
themed around Eric Carle’s book; read the story and share some
simple crafts; for information, call 563-344-4178, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com, 10amThuOct 8.
SecondSaturday - The Macbride Raptor Center, bringing a
live owl and hawk to teach kids about raptors; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 2pmSat Oct 10.
TummyTime, every 2nd and 4th Monday &Wednesday;
Mondays andWednesdays at 10am, Wednesdays at 6:30pm;
for ages 0-3 and their caregivers; stories, songs, fngerplays, and
action rhymes; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com, 6:30pmMonOct 12thruWedNov 11.
Where theWildThings Are, activities in conjunction with
the classic story, for ages 5-8; free; to register, call 309-736-5739,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.
molinelibrary.com, 6:30pmWedOct 14.
YouthDevelopment Program: Owls &Other Birds of Prey,
Oct. 15 &29, and Nov. 12; hands-on fun and learning for home-
schooled students ages 5-9; $10; to register, call 563-359-7577,
Scott County Extension, 875Tanglefoot Lane, Suite B, Bettendorf,
IA, http://www.extension.uiuc.edu/scott, 1pmThuOct 15.
Disney Live! Rockin’ RoadShow, classic characters in an
original storyline, fromthe producers of “Disney On Ice”; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL,
http://www.iwirelesscenter.com, Fri Oct 16.
Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre, a Global Gatherine Germany
event with the famed puppet troupe; for information, call 563-
344-4194, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 10amSat Oct
17.
Winnie-the-Pooh, Davenport Junior Theatre’s production
of A.A. Milne’s storybook classic; Saturdays 2 &7pm, Sundays
2pm; $5; for information, call 563-326-7862, Nighswander Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, IA, http://www.
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 2pmSat Oct 17thruSunOct 25.
2ndAnnual Anime Festival, teens can enjoy an art show
reception, cosplay activities, hands-on workshops, and meet with
anime vendors; $5/teen; for information, call John at 563-344-
4188, Figge Art Museum, 225W2nd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, 12pmSunOct 18.
QuadCities BugClub, open to ages 8-12 who want to learn
more about bugs through hands-on activities; learn about the
chemical defenses of bugs and spiders; for information, call 309-
799-3482, Niabi Zoo, Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal Valley, IL, http://www.
niabizoo..com, 1pmSunOct 18.
Scary Stories withBev Heintz, tales by area storyteller, for
grades K-3; with refreshments and activities afterwards; free; to
register, call 309-736-5739, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St,
Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, 6:30pmMonOct 19.
Magical Muggles 4-HClub, on the 3rdTuesday of the month;
for ages 8-18, with activities inspired by the Harry Potter series;
for information, call 309-756-9978, ext 14, Rock Island County
Extension, 321W2nd Ave, Milan, IL, http://www.extension.uiuc.
edu/rockisland, 6:30pmTue Oct 20thruTue Dec 15.
Wii Free Play, free time on the NintendoWii; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com,
3:30pmThuOct 22.
YoungPerformers’ OpenMic Night, skits, routines, songs,
dances, monologues, stand-up comedy, and instrumental solos
by talents ages 4-18; concessions available for purchase; $7; for
information, call 309-788-5433 or e-mail info@center4living.com,
The Center for Living, 2008 4th Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://www.
center4living.com, Fri Oct 23.
Dracula Costume Party, for ages 8-12, in conjunction with
Ballet Quad Cities’ production of “Dracula Returns”; meet Dracula,
enjoy yummy treats, learn the secret to keeping a vampire’s teeth
in good working order, and enjoy the performance fromthe
balcony where you are encouraged to talk quietly with an adult
to learn more about the ballet; for information, call 309-786-
3779, Capitol Theatre, 330W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
balletquadcities.com, 1pmSat Oct 24.
Spookfest, Halloween costume party for kids with a costume
parade, spooky tales, lots of treats, and more; the frst 50 kids
through the door get a pumpkin and carving kit; $5 kids, parents/
chaperones free; for tickets and information, call 563-652-9815,
Ohnward Fine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St., Maquoketa, IA, http://
www.ohnwardfneartscenter.com, 6:30pmSat Oct 24.
SouthParkMall-WideTrick-Or-Treat, goodies in a safe,
indoor environment; for information, call Darcy at 309-797-8450,
SouthPark Mall, 4500 16th St, Moline, IL, 4pmSunOct 25.
MatheMagic! YouTheater Performance, at 10am&12:15pm;
$6; for information, call 309-673-8900, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW
Jeferson Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, Tue
Oct 27.
BookBunchClub, onTuesdays, for ages 7-9; free; register
at 309-736-5739, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL,
http://www.molinelibrary.com, 6:30pmTue Oct 27thruTue Nov
17.
HalloweenParty &Theatre ClubPerformance, wear your
Halloween costumes for the annual party, watch theTheatre Club
performspooky stories, enjoy fun games, eat creepy treats, and
trick or treat at the library; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 Main Street, Davenport, IA,
http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 4pmThuOct 29.
Preschool StoryTime, onThursdays; at 10amor 1:30pm;
stories and activities for ages 3-5 not yet in kindergarten; to
register, call 309-736-5739, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St,
Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, ThuOct 29thruThu
Nov 19.
The RainbowFish, family musical based on Marcus Pfster’s
best-selling book; $14-$12; for information, call 319-688-2653,
Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.
englert.org, 2pmSunNov 8.
SecondSaturday, special guests and workshops for kids
and families; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, 2pmSat Nov 14.
QuadCities BugClub, open to ages 8-12 who want to learn
more about bugs through hands-on activities; learn howinsects
survive the winter; for information, call 309-799-3482, Niabi Zoo,
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Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal Valley, IL, http://www.niabizoo..com, 1pmSun
Nov 15.
Spirit of the Eagle, Native American artifacts on display; free;
to register, call 309-736-5739, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St,
Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, 7pmMonNov 16.
JigsawJones: The Case of the Class Clown, at 10am&1pm;
a musical stage adventure for kids, based on the popular book;
for tickets, call 309-342-2299, OrpheumTheatre, 57 S. Kellogg St.,
Galesburg, IL, http://www.theorpheum.org, WedNov 18.
NewMoonParty, teens can enjoy an interactive party in
honor of the release of the“Twilight”saga’s newmovie; play“New
Moon”trivia, do crafts, get a sneak peek of the movie, enjoy other
contests, “Twilight”-themed prizes, and more; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 5:30pmWed
Nov 18.
Playhouse Disney Live!, characters from“Mickey Mouse
Clubhouse,”“Little Einsteins,”“Handy Manny,”and“My Friends
Tigger &Pooh”in an interactive stage showfor the whole family;
$52-$18; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW
Jeferson Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 12pm
SunNov 22.
Frosty’s Magic Hat, a musical family adventure, with lunch
and show-only performances available; Tuesdays thru Sundays; for
tickets, call 309-786-7733, extension 2, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse,
1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.circa21.com, Fri Nov 27
thruSat Dec 26.
AChristmas Carol, aYouTheater performance of Charles
Dickens’ classic; at 10:15am&12:15pm; $6; for information, call
309-673-8900, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SWJeferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com, Tue Dec 1.
Santa at the Library, from10am-12:30pm, and 1:30-3pm;
children receive a free photo with Santa, a candy cane, a book, and
a goodie bag; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library (Main), 321 Main Street, Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, Sat Dec 5.
AYear withFrog&Toad, musical-comedy adaptation
of Arnold Lobel’s beloved children’s books; 3pm; $8-$6; for
information, call 563-333-6251, Galvin Fine Arts Center, 518W.
Locust St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/galvin, Sat Dec 5
andSunDec 6.
Icicle Mobile Craft, for ages 8-12; create an icy-looking mobile
to decorate your roomfor winter; free; to register, call 309-736-
5739, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.
molinelibrary.com, 6:30pmWedDec 9.
Exploringthe Ancient Climate of Mars, by Ingrid A. Ukstins
Peate; a lecture in theYear in Astronomy Series, aimed at a
nonscientifc, family audience, given by UI faculty and staf, and
followed by an information discussion period; free, Lecture Room
1, Van Allen Hall, UI campus, Iowa City, IA, http://www.physics.
uiowa.edu/IYA2009, 7pmWedSep2.
The Richandthe Poor of the Middle East, presented by
the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities; Dr. Daphna Poremba
discusses current conditions and the economic and social
inequality within the Middle East; to register, call 309-736-5737,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.
molinelibrary.com, 7pmWedSep2.
Life onthe River, author Kathy Flippo’s presentation on her
many years of experience living along the Mississippi; free; for
information, call 815-259-3628, Thomson Causeway, ofIllinois 84,
Thomson, IL, 7pmSat Sep5.
OpenMeetings Act, Michael Luke, Senior Assistant Attorney
general, discusses the changes to the Open Meetings Act that
will be coming in January; presenters include university faculty,
representatives of state and federal agencies, and community
leaders; for information, call 309-756-9978, ext. 12, Rock Island
County Extension, 321W2nd Ave, Milan, IL, http://www.extension.
uiuc.edu/rockisland, 3pmThuSep10.
The Future of the LincolnTheme: LincolnScholarshipina
Digital Age, presented by MatthewPinsker of Dickinson College;
free; for information, call 309-341-7337, Alumni Room, Old Main,
Knox College, Galesburg, IL, http://www.knox.edu, 4pmFri Sep11.
Bauhaus Architecture, Christopher Wegscheid ofers
a presentation on the birth of the Bauhaus inWeimar to its
improbable reincarnation in the American Midwest; a Global
Gathering Germany event; free; for information, call 563-344-4191,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 1pmSat Sep12.
Historic PreservationWorkshop, Susan Kuecker, curator for
the African American Museumof Iowa, presents anddemonstrates
howto protect heirlooms and treasures; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 Main Street,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 2pmSat Sep12.
2009Notre Dame Certifcate inExecutive Management,
Mondays thru Nov 16; the latest business information to meet
the challenges of today’s competitive business environment;
designed for owners, partners, executives, managers, directors,
and other key personnel; for information, call 563-441-9950, St.
Ambrose University College for Professional Studies, 1950 E 54th
St, Davenport, IA, 4:30pmMonSep14.
LincolnLives @Your Library, Laura F. Keyes portrays
MaryTodd Lincoln on her husband’s fnal day in ofce; free; for
information, call 309-732-READ, Rock Island Public Library - Main
Library, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.ripl.lib.il.us, 6pmTue
Sep15.
The NorwegianHost Fest inMinot, N.D., Storelva Lodge,
Sons of Norway meeting; free; for information, call John Lee at
563-359-4339 or e-mail JL87654321@aol.com, Grace Evangelical
Free Church, 5520 Eastern Ave, Davenport, IA, 7pmTue Sep15.
Lunch&Learn, programby Ann Boaden; to reserve, call 309-
786-7336, http://www.davenporthouse.org, 12pmWedSep16.
ReducingFloodLosses andProtectingFloodplain
Resources inIllinois, a highlight of concepts, tools, and
community success stories to enhance foodplain management in
your county; presenters include university faculty, representatives
of state and federal agencies, and community leaders; for
information, call 309-756-9978, ext. 12, Rock Island County
Extension, 321W2nd Ave, Milan, IL, http://www.extension.uiuc.
edu/rockisland, 3pmThuSep17.
Wends ImmigrationtoIowa, programby Cathy Petersen and
Roxanne Mehlisch; for information, call 563-322-8844, German
American Heritage Center, 712W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, http://
www.gahc.org, Sat Sep19.
Climate Change: AreWe GoingtoBecome Zone 6,
meteorologist RayWolf on recent trends, expected outcomes, and
potential impact to agriculture and gardening in eastern Iowa
and northwest Illinois; $5 non-members, members free; RSVP to
Megan at 309-794-0991, ext 25 or megan@qcgardens.com, Quad
City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
qcgardens.com, 2pmSunSep20.
RayWolfe, National Weather Service meteorologist speaks
about the basis for climate change including recent trends,
expected outcomes, and potential impact to agriculture and
gardening in eastern Iowa and northwest Illinois; $5 non-
members, members free; to register, call 309-794-0991 or e-mail
megan@qcgardens.com, Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.qcgardens.com, 2pmSunSep20.
My Planet, My Passion, presented by Holter Graham, actor
and co-host of the Planet Green program“Wa$ted”; free; for
information, call 309-341-7337, Knox College, Galesburg, IL, http://
www.knox.edu, 7pmMonSep21.
FiftyYears of JohnDeere inGermany: Global Business,
Local Impact, Dr. Klaus Hoehn, a German native andVice
President of AdvancedTechnology and Engineering at Deere &
Company, will ofer a local and global look at John Deere and
its impact both here and in Germany, featuring highlights from
the 50 year relationship between John Deere and its German
counterparts, and touching on the cultural issues that relate to
this global business; a Global Gathering Germany event; free; for
information, call 563-344-4191, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.
com, 7pmTue Sep22.
Senior CitizenDay - The DeWitt Hausbarn, Steve Lindner,
City Administrator for the City of DeWitt, IA, will be talking about
the Hausbarn that was brought fromGermany piece by piece and
reassembled in DeWitt, discussing the process behind fnding
the building and the deconstruction and reconstruction projects;
a Global Gathering Germany event; free; for information, call
563-344-4187, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 1:30pmThu
Sep24.
The LincolnPoems, presented by Dan Guillory, professor
emeritus of English at Millikin University; free; for information, call
309-341-7337, Alumni Room, Old Main, Knox College, Galesburg,
IL, http://www.knox.edu, 4pmFri Sep25.
ForcedMigration: Challenges for the International
Community, Climate change is forcing millions more to fee
as they lose homes and livelihoods because of intensifed
natural disasters, rising sea levels, and increased drought and
desertifcation; Susan Martin discusses the international response
to these movements of people, analyzing gaps in current
legal, institutional and operational capacities to address this
important humanitarian and security issue; free; for information,
call Rich legg at 563-333-6369, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose
University, 518W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, http://web.sau.edu/
migrationproject, 7pmThuOct 1.
Miss BlackIowa Presents the UnsungHeroines Display,
Deidre Howard talks about her experiences as Miss Black Iowa,
and what it’s like being a role model, and unveils the“Unsung
Heroines”display featuring the history-making African-American
women of Iowa; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 Main Street, Davenport, IA,
http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 6pmThuOct 1.
WilliamLongbrake, lecture with former chief fnancial
ofcer of the Federal Deposit Insurance corporation and former
chief fnancial ofcer of Washington Mutual Savings Bank; for
information, call 309-341-7337, Knox College, Galesburg, IL, http://
www.knox.edu, 7pmThuOct 1.
Olympia Dukakis, a presentation in the Eastern Iowa
Community College District’s Viewpoint Distinguished Speakers
Series, with the director, producer, teacher, activist, author, and
Oscar-winning actress from“Moonstruck”; $36-$32; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://
www.adlertheatre.com, 7:30pmTue Oct 6.
Lunch&Learn, programby RoaldTweet; to reserve, call 309-
786-7336, http://www.davenporthouse.org, 12pmWedOct 7.
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discovery was both a blessing and a curse; since
then, the mining of coal has yielded abundant
energy but also environmental degradation. I
predict a metaphorically similar event for you
in the coming days, Leo. You will inadvertently
fnd a potentially enormous source of valuable
fuel that will, like coal, present you with both rich
opportunities and knotty dilemmas.

VIRGO (August 23-September 22): I
dare you to say yes to a possibility you’ve
said no to in the past. I double dare
you to try an impossible thing before
lunch each day. I triple dare you to imagine you’re
a genius at inspiring people to like you and help
you. I quadruple dare you to drive overly stable
people crazy for all the right reasons. I quintuple
dare you to fantasize that your so-called delusions
of grandeur have begun to contain more than a few
grains of truth.

LIBRA (September 23-October 22):
I know a 19-year-old woman who has
been going through an especially vivid phase of
living on the edge between yes and no. She told me
that yesterday morning she woke up with the feeling
that in the next 12 hours she could either commit
suicide or else perform some epic deed in which
she surpassed all of her previous limits. She chose
the latter path, completing an 18-mile bike ride that
tested her endurance and drove her into the heights
of exhilaration. As she pedaled, she drove herself
onward with the throbbing thought that this was
a perfect way to silence the self-destructive voice
within her. I ofer her victory to you, Libra, as being
worthy of imitation.

SCORPIO (October 23-November
21): Let’s take inventory of your harvest,
Scorpio. What blossomed for you these
past months? Which of the seeds you planted last
March and April sprouted into ripe, succulent
blossoms? Which seeds grew into hard, spiky
clumps? And what about weeds, pests, and predators?
Were you tireless about keeping them away from
your beauties? Finally, what did you learn about
growing things that could give you a green thumb
when you cultivate your seeds in the next cycle?

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-
December 21): Before she became a
rock goddess, Gwen Stefani cleaned
the foors at an ice cream parlor. Prior
to ascending to stardom, Ellen DeGeneres was an
oyster shucker, Keanu Reeves worked a janitor, and
Brad Pitt performed as a giant chicken mascot.
As for me, my gig as an internationally syndicated
astrologer was not my frst. Among many other
things, I washed enough pots and pans in cheap
restaurants to fulfll my dishwashing karma for my
next fve incarnations. I hope these examples serve
to inspire you, Sagittarius. Even during the down
economy, the next six months will provide you with
ripe astrological conditions for upgrading your
job. And the coming weeks will be prime time to
brainstorm about how to go about it.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your
assignment is to get angry in the most
unique, brilliant, and constructive
way possible. Merely being annoyed
and muttering generic curses will defnitely
not be sufcient. Nor will it work for you to get
consumed in knee-jerk rage or to be peeved
about the same old boring targets that everyone
reacts to. What the cosmos needs from you this
week, Aries, is a controlled explosion of liberated,
compassionate, laser-sharp fury that will fuel
your ingenious drive to change everything for the
better.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Are you
having intense cravings for candy?
Do you fnd yourself leaning in the
direction of sappy emotions and syrupy
words? Tat’s what my astrological projections
suggest. And if that’s indeed the case, I’d like to
steer you in a diferent direction. It’s not that
an extravagant involvement in chocolate and
sentimentality is wrong or bad. But what you
truly need, in my opinion, is a more muscular,
provocative sweetness. A wilder, more vibrant
sweetness. A sweetness that can smash obstacles
and incite high magic.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): I won’t
protest if you try to conceal yourself
from bullies or gossips or critics or
narcissists. You have cosmic permission to
hunker down and keep a low profle. But please
don’t hide from yourself. In fact, I encourage you
to make yourself extra available to yourself. Listen
respectfully to the questions and comments that
your shadow murmurs in your inner ear. Be eager
to tune in to the messages your body is longing to
tell you. Tese communications might sometimes
be a minor pain in the ego, but the long-term
benefts to your soul could be substantial.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): I
have tuned in to your yearning for
resolution, O Seeker. I know that
your heart fervently wants the riddles to run
their course, the mysteries to be revealed, the
uncertainties to be quelled. And I have ransacked
my imagination in search of what consolation
I might provide to appease your quest for neat,
simple truths. But what I have concluded, O
In-Between One, is that any solutions I might
try to ofer you would not only be fake, but
also counterproductive. What you actually
need, I suspect, are not answers to your urgent
questions, but rather, better questions; more
precisely formulated questions; more ruthlessly
honest questions. Dig deeper, please. Open
wider. Tink fatter.

LEO (July 23-August 22): No one
knew there was coal in the United
States until 1790. A hunter who was
wandering near Pennsylvania’s Broad Mountain
stumbled upon it accidentally when his campfre
lit up an outcropping of pure anthracite. Tat
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CAPRICORN (December 22-
January 19): I know some brave
pioneers who make responsible use
of psychotropic drugs as they map
out the borderlands of consciousness. I’m glad
they’re doing that work, but my path is diferent.
I don’t indulge in marijuana, LSD, ayahuasca, or
psilocybin. However, my many years of doing
meditation, dream work, and various spiritual
practices have nevertheless transformed me
into a radical mystic with some of the same
knowledge that the psychedelic experimenters
have. Keep that disclaimer in mind as you
ruminate on my advice for you, which is
this: Blow your own mind, baby. Raise your
expectations, supercharge your fantasy life, and
make forays out into the frontiers. Get high in
ways that are appropriate to your ethical code.

AQUARIUS (January 20-
February 18): I love the new
neighborhood I just moved to. It’s insanely
eclectic. Modern suburban-like homes with
impeccable emerald-green lawns stand right
next door to bedraggled 1950s-style ranch
houses with unfnished plywood for garage
doors and high brown weeds blanketing the
front yards. A rusty mustard-yellow 1977
Cadillac Seville sporting a McCain-Palin
bumper sticker is parked on the street next to
a shiny 2007 Volvo with a sticker that advises,
“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
Aging rednecks with fshing gear scattered in
the driveway live next door to hipster musicians
who blast psychedelic folk songs from their
garage rehearsal space. I urge you to hang out
in places like this in the coming weeks: where
diversity rules, where the pigeonholes are
exploded, where variety is not just the spice of
life but the main course.

PISCES (February 19-March 20):
Te month of August brought you
some peculiar advances. You got a
reward that didn’t mean as much to
you as it might have had you received it earlier.
You outgrew an enigma that had puzzled and
frustrated you forever. And you fnally wriggled
free of a shadowy game that you had been
attached to long afer it lost its power to educate
you. As curious as these wistful breakthroughs
have been, they are prologue to what’s headed
your way. Get ready to solve a problem you
didn’t even know you loved.

Homework: Subtly (or not-so-subtly) brag about
a talent or ability that few people know you have.
Tout one of your underappreciated charms.
Report results to FreeWillAstrology.com.
Continued From Page 27
What Else Is
Happenin’
show; Sunday 4 p.m. dinner, 5:45 p.m. show;
Wednesday 11:45 a.m. plated lunch, 1:30
p.m. show. $44.28-$46.28. For tickets and
information, call (309)796-7733 extension 2 or
visit Circa21.com.
Thursday, September 10, through
Saturday, September 12 – Fat Pig.
Studio-theatre production of Neil LaBute’s
dramatic black comedy, directed by
Dan Hernandez. Galvin Fine Arts Center
– St. Ambrose University (518 West Locust
Street, Davenport). Thursday-Friday 7:30
p.m.; Saturday 3 p.m. $6. For tickets and
information, call (563)333-6251 or visit http://
Web.SAU.edu/theatre.
Friday, September 11, through
Sunday, September 20 – See How They
Run. British mistaken-identity farce, directed
by Tom Swegle. Playcrafters Barn Theatre
(4950 35th Avenue, Moline). Friday-Saturday
7:30 p.m.; Sunday 3 p.m. $10. For tickets
and information, call (309)762-0330 or visit
Playcrafters.com
ART
Saturday, September 12, and Sunday,
September 13 – Beaux Fine Arts Festival.
Bi-annual art festival featuring dozens of
artisans displaying and selling their works, live
music, children’s activities, a food court, and
more. In front of the Figge Art Museum (225
West Second Street, Davenport). Saturday
10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free
admission. For information, call (563)386-1724
or (563)340-7977, or visit BeauxArtsFair.com.
LITERATURE
Thursday, September 10 – River
Readings at Augustana: Rebecca Wee.
Poet, associate professor of English, and
former Quad Cities Poet Laureate reads from
and discusses her works. Wallenberg Hall
– Denkmann Building, Augustana College
(3520 Seventh Avenue, Rock Island). 7 p.m.
Free admission. For information, call (309)794-
7823.
EVENTS
Thursday, September 3, through
Monday, September 7 – Ringling Bros.
and Barnum & Bailey’s The Greatest
Show on Earth. All-new entertainment
extravaganza featuring ringmaster Chuck
Wagner, clown eccentric Tom Dougherty, and
circus thrills for all ages. i wireless Center (1201
River Drive, Moline). Thursday-Saturday 7 p.m.;
Saturday 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Sunday-Monday
1 p.m.; Sunday 5 p.m. $11-$65. For tickets, call
(800)745-3000 or visit iwirelessCenter.com.
Saturday, September 5, and Sunday,
September 6 – Rock Island Grand Prix.
The country’s largest street-cart race, with
hundreds of entrants from the United
States and Canada, food vendors, children’s
activities, and more. The District of Rock
Island. 8:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission.
For information, call (309)292-8133 or visit
RockIslandGrandPrix.com.
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171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405
or e-mail AdviceAmy@aol.com (AdviceGoddess.com)
©2009, Amy Alkon, all rights reserved.
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than friendship. (Or maybe you’re just too old
and hairy in the wrong places to have anything
more.) Can’t you make do with sharing “the
same goofy sense of humor” on lunch breaks?
Or is your actual goal getting your “friendship”
out in the open so you’ll feel less guilt about
nurturing something a little friendlier? You have
to know that bringing this chickie home will
hurt your wife. I mean, come on. Oh, the great
mysteries of our world: Stonehenge, Loch Ness,
cold fusion, and how ever will your wife react to
“Honey, that pretty woman half your age wants
to know what she can bring to dinner. I mean,
besides her hot self.”
BY AMY ALKON
cofee shop or around the neighborhood. Well,
John Wayne Gacy and Jefrey Dahmer were
people’s neighbors, too. (Everybody has to live
somewhere.) On the Internet or of, you protect
yourself by paying attention to any troubling
things a guy says or does instead of focusing on
who you want him to be. As for what Internet
dating guidelines actually say, it’s generally that
you shouldn’t put identifying information in
your profle (real name, address, and the best
time to rob you). Other precautionary tactics
include creating a special e-mail address, vetting
people by phone before meeting, and calling
from Skype.com or a blocked number – ideally,
when you say you will, so a guy isn’t sitting by
the phone like the only 16-year-old girl who has
yet to be asked to prom.
So, this man had to have the last word, the last
word, and the last word. If he keeps e-mailing,
yeah, that’s a problem. But what did you expect?
You strung him along just long enough to dump
him. He actually should’ve been wary of you
from the start, considering how you came on
like a mean schoolmarm, reprimanding him
for failing to commit to memory every detail
you ever e-mailed him. My guess is, he’s right
– that the last thing you want is to get close to
anybody. If that’s the truth, work on changing
it – don’t seek a relationship then sabotage any
chance of it by making your interactions about
as fun as a staged reading of a wireless phone
contract. If you continue Internet dating, you
should recognize that a guy you meet for drinks
actually doesn’t need your phone number; he’ll
just break in through your back window, tie you
up, and talk to you for as long as he pleases afer
he follows you home from the bar.
Tis man I “met” on a dating website had
issues with my refusing to give him my number.
Initially, we had nice rapport via e-mail, despite
his failing to pay attention (asking if I’d been
married when I’d already mentioned my
divorce lawyer). He apologized and gave me his
number, hoping to talk and meet. I told him I’d
call, but kept getting busy. Several days later, I
called but misseda him. He again requested my
number so he could call me back (he’d already
asked several times), and I told him it takes me
time to get comfortable enough to share it. He
was “disappointed,” and said if we were going
to talk, it should be “right away,” maybe even
that day, so he wouldn’t be waiting around. I
wrote that he hadn’t been listening again, as I’d
said I work days and can’t chat then. I told him
to look up Internet dating guidelines, which
always advise against dispensing personal
contact information until meeting, and said we
weren’t a good match. He wrote that my actions
indicate I’m not open to a relationship. I asked
him to stop e-mailing me. He then e-mailed me
twice more, speculating about my psychology.
– Tell Me Tis Isn’t Creepy
Some of the logic I hear from Internet
daters is seriously puzzling: “I won’t give you
my number, but I’d be happy to meet you in a
darkened canyon, late at night, next to a shallow
grave.” And sure enough, at the appointed time
and place, they see old HillsideStrangler27
waiting for them, and wonder aloud, “Do you
always accessorize with a shovel?”
If you’re like many people, you see a serial
killer behind every Internet dating profle, but
you’ll trust a guy you sometimes see at the
Getting to No Him
I’m a 59-year-old married man who really
clicks with a new co-worker. We even share
the same goofy sense of humor. Te problem
is, she’s 30, single, and attractive. My wife
got seriously jealous upon meeting her at
a company function. I reassured her we’re
just friends. She apologized, but still seems
jealous. Am I wrong for trying to nurture this
friendship? I’d like to invite this woman to our
house for dinner, but I’m not sure how my wife
would react.
– Congenial
Maybe you want nothing more from her
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MarketingYour Business Duringthe Recession, learn about
free and low-cost marketing ideas fromarea professionals during
this panel discussion; topics include social networking, guerrilla
marketing, and basic marketing tips and tricks; sponsored by
the QCAdvertising Federation, Nehlsen Communications, and
the library; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, 6:30pmWedOct 7.
ForeignPolicy of the Obama Administration, lecture with
AndrewBacevich of Boston University; for information, call 309-
341-7337, Kresge Recital Hall, Knox College, Galesburg, IL, http://
www.knox.edu, 7pmFri Oct 9.
HouseThat Courage Built: The Story of Colonel Davenport,
Dick Balzer of the Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation will
showan 18-minute DVDon Davenport, and his impact on the
economic development of eastern Iowa and western Illinois;
Q&Aafterwards; free; to register, call 309-736-5737, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com,
2:30pmSat Oct 10.
WomenandMigration, Dr. Mary Romero delivers theWomen
for Social Justice Lecture; free; for information, call Rich Legg at
563-333-6369, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518W.
Locust St., Davenport, IA, http://web.sau.edu/migrationproject,
7pmTue Oct 13.
BlackHoles of All Sizes, by Phillip Kaaret; a lecture in theYear
in Astronomy Series, aimed at a nonscientifc, family audience,
given by UI faculty and staf, and followed by an information
discussion period; free, Lecture Room1, Van Allen Hall, UI campus,
Iowa City, IA, http://www.physics.uiowa.edu/IYA2009, 7pmWed
Oct 14.
The ForgottenMan, lecture with Amity Shlaes, senior fellow
at the Council on Foreign Relations and syndicated columnist
for Bloomberg News; for information, call 309-341-7337, Kresge
Recital Hall, Knox College, Galesburg, IL, http://www.knox.edu,
7amThuOct 15.
Germany: The 20Year Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin
Wall, John Stark, Outstanding German Educator by the American
Association of Teachers of German, recounts the fall and where
Germany has gone fromthere; a Global Gathering Germany
event; free; for information, call 563-344-4191, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com, 7pmTue Oct 20.
Energy Conservation- It’s All inthe Details, focusing on
howlocal governments can conserve energy, decrease costs,
and reduce the negative impacts on the environment; presenters
include university faculty, representatives of state and federal
agencies, and community leaders; for information, call 309-756-
9978, ext. 12, Rock Island County Extension, 321W2nd Ave, Milan,
IL, http://www.extension.uiuc.edu/rockisland, 3pmThuOct 22.
Frieze Lecture: “Overlooked”Anniversaries, Dr. Don
Erickson, Augustana College professor of English, speaks on
the 250th anniversary of the birth of MaryWollstonecraft; for
information, call 309-732-READ, Rock Island Public Library - Main
Library, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.ripl.lib.il.us, 2pmThu
Oct 22.
Oakdale Memorial Gardens Lecture Series, with Cherie
Emmerick on pre-need funeral planning; series features guest
speakers on topics including local history, funerary customs,
and cemetery symbolism; free, with donations accepted; for
information, call 563-324-5121, Oakdale Memorial Cemetery, 2501
Eastern Avenue, Davenport, IA, 2pmSunOct 25.
MigrationandDisease, Dr. Martin Cetron delivers the Hauber
Chair of Biology Lecture, on human migration as a source of
epidemics throughout history; free; for information, call Rich Legg
at 563-333-6369, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518W.
Locust St., Davenport, IA, http://web.sau.edu/migrationproject,
7pmWedOct 28.
Frieze Lecture: “Overlooked”Anniversaries, Dr. Deborah
Dakin, Augustana College adjunct professor of viola and music
appreciation, speaks on the bicentennial of the birth of Felix
Mendelssohn; for information, call 309-732-READ, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.
ripl.lib.il.us, 2pmThuOct 29.
Frieze Lecture: “Overlooked”Anniversaries, Steven Bahls,
president of Augustana College, speaks on Oliver Wendell Holmes,
Sr.; for information, call 309-732-READ, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.ripl.lib.il.us,
2pmThuNov 5.
TheYear inAstronomy Lecture, aimed at a nonscientifc,
family audience, given by UI faculty and staf, and followed by an
information discussion period; free, Lecture Room1, Van Allen Hall,
UI campus, Iowa City, IA, http://www.physics.uiowa.edu/IYA2009,
7pmWedNov 11.
Frieze Lecture: “Overlooked”Anniversaries, Dr. RoaldTweet,
Augustana College professor emeritus of English, speaks on Alfred
LordTennyson; for information, call 309-732-READ, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.
ripl.lib.il.us, 2pmThuNov 12.
Personal Narratives intheTeachingof AmericanMigration
History, Dr. Thomas Dublin delivers the Richard E. Geiger
Chair Lecture, and explores what we can learn about American
immigration and migration history fromthe personal narratives
of students; free; for information, call Rich Legg at 563-333-6369,
Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518W. Locust St.,
Davenport, IA, http://web.sau.edu/migrationproject, 7pmThu
Nov 12.
Genealogy, presented by AudreyWilliams; Storelva Lodge,
Sons of Norway meeting; free; for information, call John Lee at
563-359-4339 or e-mail JL87654321@aol.com, Grace Evangelical
Free Church, 5520 Eastern Ave, Davenport, IA, 7pmMonNov 16.
Senior CitizenDay, refreshments provided; free; for
information, call 563-344-4191, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.
com, 1:30pmTue Nov 17.
Legislative Update 2009, discuss newlegislation with
professionals who specialize in State and Federal legislative issues;
presenters include university faculty, representatives of state and
federal agencies, and community leaders; for information, call
309-756-9978, ext. 12, Rock Island County Extension, 321W2nd
Ave, Milan, IL, http://www.extension.uiuc.edu/rockisland, 3pm
ThuNov 19.
Senior CitizenDay - Wapsi River Environmental Education
Center, representatives fromtheWapsi River Environmental
Education Center will be talking about local ecology and the
uniqueness of our local river habitats; refreshments provided; free;
for information, call 563-344-4191, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.
com, 1:30pmThuNov 19.
Oakdale Memorial Gardens Lecture Series, on the last
Sunday of the month; guest speakers on topics including local
history, funerary customs, and cemetery symbolism; free, with
donations accepted; for information, call 563-324-5121, Oakdale
Memorial Cemetery, 2501 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, IA, 2pm
SunNov 29.
Diversity inIowa, Dr. Christopher Whitt, political science
professor at Augustana College, presents an informative lecture
coinciding with the unveiling of a display on diversity in Iowa;
sponsored by the African American Museumof Iowa; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library (Main),
321 Main Street, Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com,
6pmThuDec 3.
Friends of Bettendorf Public Library, on the 1st Tuesday of
the month; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com, 7pmthruTue Dec 1.
Moline Lodge #1014, on the 1st Wednesday of the month; for
information, call 309-787-4845, Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 1800
- 7th Ave, Moline, IL, 7pmthruWedDec 2.
Knit/Crochet for Good, on the 2ndTuesday of the month;
craft items for local non-profts; free; for information, call 309-732-
7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th, Rock
Island, IL, http://www.ripl.lib.il.us, 6pmthruTue Dec 8.
Scott County Historic PreservationSociety Monthly
Meeting, on the 2ndThursday of the month; for location and
information, call 563-324-0257, http://www.qcheritageleague.
com, 7pmthruThuDec 10.
Davenport NAACPMeeting, on the 2nd &3rdTuesdays of the
month; for information, call Ms. Phillips at 309-269-5534, http://
www.unitedneighbors.com, 7pmthruTue Dec 15.
RainbowAAGroup, on Fridays; for information, call 309-764-
6721?, Riverside Methodist Church, Moline, IL, http://www.qcuu.
net, 7pmthruFri Dec 18.
EagleViewof the Sierra ClubMonthly Meeting, on the
3rd Monday of the month; for information, call Jerry Nefat
563-332 5373, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, 7pmthruMonDec 21.
Bettendorf Kiwanis Clubof Division16, onTuesdays;
for information, call J.R. Stradt at 563-570-0000 or e-mail
bettendorfkiwanis@gmail.com, 12pmthruTue Dec 29.
Davenport HighTwelve Club#47, onTuesdays;11amlunch,
noon program, Hickory Gardens Family Restaurant, 3311 Hickory
Grove Rd, Davenport, IA, 11amthruTue Dec 29.
Fireside Knitting, onTuesdays; knit and crochet items
for various social organizations throughout the Quad Cities;
supplies provided; for information, call 563-888-3371, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, 6:30pmthruTue Dec 29.
OUT: Our UnitedTruth, onTuesdays; a GLBT support group;
for information, call 563-359-0816, Unitarian Church of Davenport,
3707 Eastern Ave, Davenport, IA, http://www.qcuu.net, 7pmthru
Tue Dec 29.
QuadCity SnB, onWednesdays; knitting and crocheting
group; free lessons available; for information, e-mail quadcitysnb@
gmail.com, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://qcsnb.blogspot.com, 7pmthruWedDec 30.
The QuadCities GoClub, everyWednesday; for beginners
and experienced players of Go, Weiqi, Baduk, Igo, and other
ancient board games with modern appeal; for information,
contact Michael at 563-508-3261 or info@qcago.org, Borders
Books, Music &Cafe, 4000 E. 53rd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
qcago.org, 6pmthruWedDec 30.
YoungAdults Social, onWednesdays; for information, call
309-786-2508, Quad Citians Afrming Diversity Center, 1705 2nd
Ave., Suite 308, Rock Island, IL, http://www.qcuu.net, 7pmthru
WedDec 30.
QuadCities Overeaters Anonymous, for meeting locations/
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by Joe Collins
cityshorts@rcreader.com
August 19 Crossword Answers
election will be held on Tuesday, September 8.
N
ational Geographic Traveler named
the Great River Road as one of its 50
“Drives of a Lifetime.” Editors deemed the
drive from Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Davenport
as “not only one of the most scenic drives in the
country but also one of the culturally richest.”
Receiving specifc mentions were the National
Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in Port
of Dubuque, and the River Music Experience
and Figge Art Museum in Davenport. For more
information, visit Traveler.NationalGeographic.
com/drives/mississippi-river.
T
he Moline Public Library, in a
partnership with the Jewish Federation
of the Quad Cities, will host a book
discussion of The Sunfower by Simon
Wiesenthal on Tuesday, September 29,
at 7 p.m., in the library’s Gold Meeting
Room. Wiesenthal recounts his time in a Nazi
concentration camp, at which he was summoned
by a dying SS soldier who sought forgiveness
from a Jew for his crimes. Te book then turns to
leading theologians, political leaders, writers, and
fellow Holocaust survivors to ask the question of
how they would have responded in the author’s
situation. To reserve a copy of the book and to
register, call the reference desk at (309)736-5737.
T
he River Music Experience has
announced that HAVlife has provided a
$5,000 grant for the purpose of providing
private music lessons to underprivileged
and at-risk children in the Quad Cities
region. For more information on the HAVlife
Foundation, visit HAVlife.org. For more
information about the River Music Experience,
visit RiverMusicExperience.org.
C
olor in Freedom: Journey Along the
Underground Railroad is an exhibition
of 50 paintings, etchings, and drawings by
Joseph Holston and will be at the Muscatine
Art Center through October 25. Te
Muscatine Art Center is located at 1314 Mulberry
Avenue.
T
ony Wagner, the author of
, will speak in the Quad
Cities on September 17. He conducted scores
of interviews with business and education leaders
and observed classes in some of the most highly
regarded public schools. Wagner concluded that
despite the best eforts of educators, many students
are leaving high school ill-prepared for post-
secondary training and ill-equipped to compete
in the global marketplace. Wagner will present
his fndings and strategies for change during a
presentation on September 17. “Choices, Changes,
& Challenges: Meeting the Needs of 21st Century
Students” will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
at the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center,
2021 State Street in Bettendorf. Te $40 registration
fee includes print materials, continental breakfast,
and lunch. Register online at SolutionWhere.com/
mbaea/cw/main.asp or by contacting Donna Brase
at (563)344-6481.
I
n one morning, more than 560 new St.
Ambrose University students volunteered
at 28 sites throughout the Quad Cities. Te
kick-of event of St. Ambrose’s Welcome Week for
frst-year and transfer students, “Urban Plunge”
took place Monday, August 24, at such sites as the
Rock Island bike trail in Sunset Marina, Humility
of Mary Housing, Kahl Home for the Aged, and
Gilda’s Club. Last academic year, St. Ambrose
students put in close to 15,000 volunteer hours in a
seven-month period.
I
owans from all corners of the state are
invited to participate in this year’s Iowa
Mosaic Diversity Conference. The one-day
event will be held October 19 at Iowa State
University’s Scheman Center in Ames. A
complete schedule of the day’s activities as well as
registration information is available online at http://
www.IowaMosaic.org or by contacting Cyndi Chen
or Alice Vinsand at (515)225-1051.
T
rinity Regional Health System’s parent
organization, Iowa Health System,
is ranked among the nation’s top health
systems for quality and efciency in a new
report from Thomson Reuters. Trinity is a
senior afliate of Iowa Health System. “Te 100
Top Hospitals: Health Systems Quality/Efciency
Study” evaluated 252 health systems, with a total
of 1,720 hospitals, on measures of clinical quality
and efciency. Te report focused on fve measures
of performance to evaluate the systems: mortality,
complications, patient safety, length of stay, and use
of evidence-based practices.
D
avenport Community School District
candidates will appear at a forum hosted
by United Neighbors and the NAACP at 808
Harrison Street in Davenport on Thursday,
September 3, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Members
of the community will have an opportunity to ask
questions of the six candidates for the board: Karen
Boyd, Richard Clewell, Jon Rasler, Larry Roberson,
Deborah Whan Dierkes, and Patt Zamora. Te
Education Author Wagner
to Speak September 17
times and general inquiries, call 309-762-0306, http://www.qcoa.
org, thruThuDec 31.
Diversity AAGroup, onThursdays; for information, call 563-
676-6727, Metropolitan Community Church, 3019 NHarrison St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.qcuu.net, 6:30pmthruThuDec 31.
Roosevelt Masonic Lodge #626, onThursdays; for
information, call 563-386-5520, Roosevelt Lodge #626, 1525
Washington St, Davenport, IA, 7pmthruThuDec 31.
Bettendorf Today, programwith Bill Connors and Denise
Bulat; $5 includes breakfast, Holiday Inn - Bettendorf, 909 Middle
Rd., Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfchamber.com, 7:30am
ThuSep3.
ChristianWomen’s ConnectionMonthly Luncheon, reserve
by Sept. 7 for Sept. 9 event; with guest speaker Jody Drevets,
on“Howto Have an Extreme Makeover”; featuring Cassandra
Lippincott and some of her four-legged friends fromLittle Paws
House; $11; to reserve, call Janice at 563-285-7150, The Lodge
Hotel, Spruce Hills &Utica Ridge, Bettendorf, IA, 12:30pmMon
Sep7.
RockIslandChapter 40- AARP, discussing Alternatives for
the Older Adult; in the lower-level Fellowship Hall; for information,
call StephenTecter at 309-788-3684, St. James Lutheran Church,
18th and Oak, Bettendorf, IA, 1pmTue Sep8.
Business After Hours, $7-$10; for information, call 563-355-
4753, Holiday Inn Express LeClaire, 1201 Canal Shore Dr, LeClaire,
IA, http://www.bettendorfchamber.com, 5pmThuSep10.
QuadCities Institute of Noetic Sciences Monthly Meeting,
Dr. Tanya English on“Awakening the Healer Within”; free; for
information, call 563-332-7259 or e-mail IONSQC@aol.com,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.noetic.org, 6:30pmThuSep10.
AglowInternational Davenport Community Lighthouse,
with Pastor Robert Wilson on“InspiredWord of God”; for
information, e-mail davaglow@netzero.com, Prince of Peace
Lutheran Church, 415W53rd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
qcaglow.org, 9:30amSat Sep12.
HamptonHistorical Society Annual MembershipMeeting,
includes programand meal; for information, contact Mary Jane
Nelson at 309-755-0362, Hampton United Methodist Church,
Hampton, WedSep16.
Scott County ExtensionCouncil Meeting, for information,
call 563-359-7577, Scott County Extension, 875Tanglefoot Lane,
Suite B, Bettendorf, IA, http://dbs.extension.iastate.edu/calendar,
7pmTue Sep22.
Davenport Horticultural Society, meets the 4thThursday of
the month; visitors and newmembers welcome; for information,
call Ed at 563-441-9884, Duck Creek Park Lodge, Davenport, IA,
6:30pmThuSep24.
HOLDfor BookFair Meeting, for information, call 563-
344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 9amThuOct 1
thruSunOct 4.
QuadCity Arts Annual Meeting, for information, call 309-
793-1213, PutnamMuseum&IMAXTheatre, 1717W12th St,
Davenport, IA, http://www.quadcityarts.com, 5pmTue Oct 6.
QuadCities Institute of Noetic Sciences Monthly Meeting,
with presented Debra Morrill; free; for information, call 563-332-
7259 or e-mail IONSQC@aol.com, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.noetic.org, 6:30pm
ThuOct 8.
RockIslandChapter 40- AARP, discussing Illinois Extension
Services - Nutrition; in the lower-level Fellowship Hall; for
information, call StephenTecter at 309-788-3684, St. James
Lutheran Church, 18th and Oak, Bettendorf, IA, 1pmTue Oct 13.
Davenport Horticultural Society, meets the 4thThursday
of the month; Octoberfest potluck; visitors and newmembers
welcome; for information, call Ed at 563-441-9884, Duck Creek
Park Lodge, Davenport, IA, 6:30pmThuOct 22.
Library FoundationBoardMeeting, in the information
center; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com, 12pmMonOct 26.
RockIslandChapter 40- AARP, discussing the Epilepsy
Foundation of Northern Illinois, Iowa, &Nebraska; in the lower-
level Fellowship Hall; for information, call StephenTecter at 309-
788-3684, St. James Lutheran Church, 18th and Oak, Bettendorf,
IA, 1pmTue Nov 10.
InformationDepartment Meeting, in the information center;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.
com, 8:45amWedNov 11.
Davenport Horticultural Society Meeting, featuring a cookie
party in conjunction with the meeting; for information, call Ed at
563-441-9884, Vander Veer Park, 215WCentral Park, Davenport, IA,
6:30pmThuNov 12.
The Institute of Noetic Sciences QuadCities (IONS-QC)
Community GroupMonthly Meeting, with a presentation of
“The Living Matrix,”a flmon the newscience of healing; free;
for information, call 563-332-7259 or e-mail ionsqc@aol.com,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.noetic.org, 6:30pmThuNov 12.
RockIslandChapter 40- AARPChristmas Party, for
information, call StephenTecter at 309-788-3684, St. James
Lutheran Church, 18th and Oak, Bettendorf, IA, 12pmTue Dec 8.
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1. Fruit with fattened seeds
5. Flop
9. City in Switzerland
14. Muscular mister
19. Cuckoopint
20. Classic cookie
21. Shaw or Lange
22. _ Gay
23. Start of a quip by Scott Adams: 4 wds.
26. Buenos _
27. Liveliness of mind
28. Conceal
29. Slowing agent
31. French article
32. Certain cat
34. Warn
36. Swellhead’s problem
37. Land for grazers
38. Appointed
40. Down Under animal
41. Kind of roast
43. Sad sound
46. Part 2 of quip: 4 wds.
53. Corn spikes
54. “_ Window”
55. Obligation
56. Suspire
57. Exhaust pipe
59. Smells
61. Chaotic events
64. Dobbs or Ferrigno
65. Leaseholder
67. Phooey!
69. Kind of old suit
70. Kitchen scrap
71. Part 3 of quip: 4 wds.
76. Farm animal
78. Repeat
79. Aquatic plant
80. Condescends
83. Country music’s McGraw
84. Body of water
86. Woodhouse and Lazarus
89. Ubi _
90. “_, poor Yorick!”
92. Assemble
94. Profcient
95. Rare
96. Part 4 of quip: 4 wds.
100. Aromatic plant
101. Sorvino of flms
102. Age
103. Tapestry
105. Where to get a facial
107. Internet giant
109. Bandleader Xavier _
112. Legislative body: abbr.
113. Defunct plane
116. Writer
119. OT book
121. Long-legged rodent
123. Fear
124. End of the quip: 4 wds.
127. Corrugation
128. Name for a mademoiselle
129. Part of QED
130. Pennsylvania port
131. Mount for a Mountie
132. Inches
133. Wet
134. Dimple
DOWN
1. Kind of truck
2. Notched
3. Shoes
4. Epps or Bradley
5. Underside
6. Native metal
7. Grifn of TV
8. Variety of black tea
9. Crybabies
10. Brachium
11. Go back to square one: 2 wds.
12. “_ Kleine Nachtmusik”
13. Philippines island
14. Listen to: 2 wds.
15. Oklahoma town
16. Ethics: 2 wds.
17. Coeur d’_
18. Mean
24. Moon of Saturn
25. Black gold
30. Start for business or culture
33. Subway system
35. Gym drug, for short
38. Motor sports grp.
39. Passed
42. Fuji and Ida: abbr.
43. Adventure tale
44. Merit
45. A preserve: 2 wds.
47. New Zealander
48. Typos
49. Spanish island
50. Seat for a pianist
51. Scary movie character
52. Confne
58. Hits a certain way
60. Mode
62. Hauls
63. Data, for short
66. Fast-food item
68. Greek letters
72. Glove part
73. _ Island
74. Deadly snake
75. Juvenile ones
76. Greek vowels
77. Lose strength
81. Prudish
82. Healthy upstairs
85. Private eye’s specialty
87. _ mater
88. Prophets
91. _ generis
93. Archaic pronoun
97. Studied in haste
98. Elementary particle
99. Hires
100. Code word for “T”
104. Buildings and land
105. Marks from damage
106. Kind of science: abbr.
108. Metric measure
110. Prof. grp.
111. Played (with “with”)
113. City in Bolivia
114. Spot
115. Plateau region in Asia
117. Prod
118. Farm structure
120. Desiccated
122. Was in the red
125. Wedding-notice word
126. Canon
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REAL ESTATE
APARTMENTS
FOR RENT
Kimberly Park has luxury
apartments starting at $625/
month. Rent includes heat,
water, 24-hour maintenance,
on-site courtesy ofcer & exercise
facility. Rent now & your frst
month is free with a 13-month
lease. Call 563-445-7535 for an
appointment.
1 &2 BR Apts in Dewitt, Eldridge
Rental Assistance available.
All utilities paid, Onsite Laundry.
Equal Housing Opportunity
563-212-0205.


Downtown Davenport
Apartments -
Efciency & 1 Bedrooms
available - $340-$430 - MOVE-
IN-DISCOUNT 20%of 1st
month’s rent - $15.00 discount
each month for timely rent
payment. Appliances furnished,
water/sewer paid, on-site
laundry, of street parking
available, secure entry, no pets
– 311 W 3rd Street, Davenport
- 563-323-7737.
HOUSES & CONDOS
FOR SALE
Must sell! 1-1/2 story, 2-BR brick
house on hill, R.I. Thermopanes,
oak foors, cedar fence, galley
kitchen. new H20 heater. 875 sq ft
each foor. 1 car detached garage.
Walk to park, new Hy-Vee, Trinity
and restaurants. $69,900/OBO.
Details call 309-269-4435.
STUDIOS FOR RENT
ARTIST STUDIO AVAILABLE
in downtown Davenport above
the Reader. 400 sf. Secured
entrances. $275/month rent
utilities included. Portfolio review
required. Contact 322-4864 to
arrange viewing.
FOR SALE
FOR SALE
FOR SALE
$500 & UNDER
4 Ringling Brothers circus
tickets at the iWireless Center.
Good for any of the shows. $20
for the set. Call 309-734-3436.
Beautiful light cherry TV
stand. Fits 48 inch TV or smaller.
Dimensions: 45w x 22d x 19h.
$40.00. Call 563-940-3329.
Bettendorf Kiwanis is selling
the NEW 2009-2010 edition of
Quad-City dining tour books.
$35.00. Visit Bettendorf City
Hall on weekdays or e-mail:
bettendorfkiwanis@gmail.com
Black, metal bunk bed frame,
twin over full. New in 2007.
Asking $175, OR with mattresses
for $225. You must disassemble
and haul away. Pickup in
Davenport. 563-528-3041.
BURNBARRELS $10 each.
563-324-2468 or bridge52803@
yahoo.com.
HP Pavilion, P4 2.4ghz, 1gb
ram, 80gb hard drive, DVD-ROM,
CD-R/RW, Windows XP Home, 17”
monitor. $120. 563-355-2376.
Canon ZX-M Camera perfect
for student! Manual & automatic,
35-80 mm zoom lens & UV flter
included. Like new, works great.
$175./OBO. 309-738-2199.
Volunteer at the Habitat for
Humanity ReStore. Stay active,
meet wonderful people and make
a worthwhile contribution to your
community. For more info contact
Nancy Coakley at 563-391-4949
or stop in at the ReStore at 3629
Mississippi Ave, Davenport.
Volunteer Driver Needed: Pick Up
and Delivery for the Cafe onVine.
3 hrs/month. Must have reliable
transportation. Contact Amy at
563-324-4472.
Volunteer withthe Mississippi
Valley Regional Blood Center.
Openings for administrative tasks
including copying, data entry, fling,
and more are nowavailable. Call
Hannah at 563-823-4146.
WORK FROM HOME
BREAKINGNEWS! NewYork City’s
billionaire Real Estate Developer
and Reality TV Star is launching an
exciting newhome-based business.
Opt out of the recession! Go full-
time or part-time. For details, call
Nancy @563-340-1128.
WorldVentures ofering the
newest ideas and concepts in
leisure travel and working from
home. Call 309-230-8199 with
questions.
SERVICES
HOME SERVICES
DRYWALL FINISHING. Free Bids
and competetive prices. 14 years
experience. Residential and small
business jobs. Call TODAY! 563-
505-1123.
OTHER
HEALTH SERVICES

CREATE ANEWYOU:
TOPS® Chapter IA-177 meets
Thursdays, 6:30pmat All Saints
Lutheran Church, 5002 Jersey Ridge,
Davenport. We ofer a healthy,
caring and supportive approach
to weight control, at an afordable
price. Nationally, we’ve been doing
this since 1948. Stop in andTake Of
Pounds Sensibly.
Massage Therapist now
booking events October
through December. Weddings,
Birthdays, Fundraisers, Benefts,
etc. 563-340-8120. Gift
Certifcates Available.
If YouWant To Drink,
That’s Your Business.
If YouWant To Stop,
That’s Ours.
Call Alcoholics Anonymous
at 309-764-1016
www.aaquadcities.com
NowhiringWaitstaf and
Delivery Drivers at Winners Pizza.
Apply in person at 110 South 9th
Avenue, Eldridge.
GENERAL
EMPLOYMENT
Drivers. Co/Owner Ops.
Midwest focused. Weekly home
time. Contact 800-606-9837,
ext 133 or email: dwortner@
joytransport.com
ARTISTS,
MUSICIANS
& PERFORMERS
Solid Rock Cafe Music - Got a
band? Need to book a show? Call
the Cafe @ 563-322-8815 or Nate
@ 309-558-4479.
Bassist desires to join/start
Rock Band. Also plays Synth and
Percussion. Have PA and Tascam
for recording. Call 309-786-1499.
Female singer/songwriter is
looking for a guitarist to write
and perform originals with.
Music style is a Sheryl Crow type
but with more rock edge. Call
563-676-5700.
PROFESSIONAL &
TECHNICAL
GRAPHIC INTERNSHIPS for
experience and credit. Send a
resume, samples of work and/or
questions to: Shawn@rcreader.
com.
VOLUNTEERS
View Volunteer and Job
Opportunities on Churches
United’s website: www.
churchesunited.net.
ANIMAL AIDis seeking
volunteers who love being
around animals. Call 309-797-
6550 or contact Deanna Woods
at 309-314-1087.
Augustana Public Radio
Information Service (APRIS)
at WVIK needs volunteers to
read from local newspapers live
over the radio to those who are
visually and physically impaired.
To volunteer, call 309-794-7560.
Donate blood with the
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood
Center! Give the gift of life by
calling 800-747-5401 x119 to
schedule appointment today!
Visit www.bloodcenter.org to
learn more about how life fows
through our community.
Mississippi Valley Regional
Blood Center is in need of
volunteer drivers. Day, evening
and weekend needs. Vehicle and
Gas Card provided. Call Hannah
at 563-823-4146.
LOOKINGFORVOLUNTEERS?
Use the Reader classifeds to list
your volunteer needs. Your ad
will run in print and online, up to
20 words, FREE! Email your ad to
classifeds@rcreader.com today.
Include all pertinent contact info
in your ad.
Scott Comm. College Career
Assistance Center needs
volunteers to assist with literacy
tutoring, math, writing, English as
a Second Language and reading
tutors. Volunteer Tutor Workshop
will be held on Sat., Sept 19 from
8am-11:30am. Call Jan Russell at
563-326-5319 for more info.
ANTIQUES &
COLLECTIBLES
Antique enamel topped table
24”w x 18” deep, 1 drawer, white,
Marshall Field label. $25 cash.
309-234-7579 (RI).
Antique oak library table 60”
w x 32” deep, 2 drawers, added
computer tray, refnished, 2 oak
chairs. Central Desk & Safe Co KC.
$200 cash. 309-235-7579 (RI).
AUTOMOTIVE
1966 Mercedes Benz 230
Fintail Sedan. Blue, I-6 engine,
4-speed manual. In family since
new. Stored last 20 years. Needs
restoration. Straight body. Ran
when parked. $2700.00. Call 309-
234-5254.
1983 Mazda RX-7 parts car.
Body rough, many good parts.
Ran when parked. $250.00. 309-
234-5254.
2004 Toyota Corolla S, 4-door,
red, excellent condition, well
maintained. 85k mostly highway
miles. AT, CD, PW, PL, CC. $8000./
O.B.O. Call 563-528-1425.
Self-Service
Full-Service
GREAT SERVICE!
Oil Change Service
Auto Wash Service
Tire Service
GREAT SERVICE!
Major’s 2nd & Warren
Service Station,
Davenport.
563-326-2451.
MISCELLANEOUS
Are you Hungry? Or are you
Craving a Good Cup of Cofee?
Come on over to the Solid Rock
Cafe to satisfy all your taste buds!
1411 Brady St @ the Center,
Davenport. Call 563-322-8815 for
more info.
WANTED
Looking to buy:
Pizza warmer and
display cabinet with
rotating shelves that
will hold three large
pizzas. Please call
563-299-8499.
Wanted to buy: small hand held
tape recorders (not mini) with
built-in microphone and speaker.
Must be fully functional. Call 563-
284-6593
Wanted: your older, wooden,
“no longer being used”
Adirondack chairs. Must be in
good structural shape, we will
refnish. Call 563-324-5436
JOBS
FOOD & DINING

Bierstube of Le Claire is now
hiring cooks. Apply in person
at 1001 Canal Shore Drive.
Bettendorf.
Boozies – part-time cook
needed. Apply in person at 114-
1/2 W. 3rd St, Davenport.
NOWHIRINGCooks and
Servers. The Crane & the Pelican
is now accepting applications.
Please apply in person at 127
S. Second St., Le Claire, Iowa,
between 10am and 5pm.
Nowhiring Cooks at the
Eldridge Rudy’s Tacos. Apply
in person at 150 South 14th
Avenue.
Chinchillas, beige, 1 male, one
female, born May 27 2009. $75 each.
Adult pair: beige/heteroebony,
$200/pair. 309-781-8250.
Cobalt blue Italian glass vase, 12”
tall. $25 cash. 309-235-7579 (RI).
Computer desk with matching
bookcase. Light wood color. Good
condition. Must sell. Sell together
for $150/OBO. Can sell individually.
Contact 309-269-1939.
DraftingTable, used, newVyco
surface, $50 cash. 563-359-6208.
FREETo Good Home - Complete
set of 1967 WORLDBOOK
Encyclopedia with 1968 thru 1975
Yearbooks, also complete set
of 1967 CHILDCRAFT. Excellent
condition. Call 309-787-3320.
Handmade pine bookcase, made
in 2008. Dimensions: 40”L x 19”W
x 65”H. Painted pink but can be
repainted, or stripped and stained.
$75.00. Pickup in Davenport, 563-
528-3041.
Lumber, carpet, ceramic tile,
hardwood and laminate fooring
- large inventory at the Habitat
ReStore, 3629 Mississippi Ave in
Davenport. Hours: Wed-Fri 10am-
5pm, Sat 9am-2pm.
Massage/reiki table with cover.
Tiny holes in one corner on side.
$200 cash. 309-235-7579 (RI).
NewAdult KBC Motorcycle
Helmet. Medium, white. $65.00/
OBO. 309-786-1708.
NewMotorcycle or Bike Lock,
Akita“On Guard Lock”. 3.3’ x 1”.
$70.00/OBO. 309-786-1708.
Oak Studio Easel, used, $25 cash.
563-359-6208.
Quad Cities DiningTour savings
books nowavailable fromthe St.
Mark Preschool. $35 could save
you hundred$. Call Pam@563-
322-5318.
Tanned 5’+ black bear hide, $350.
309-781-8250.
GARAGE SALES, ETC
Gigantic rummage sale at South
Park Church, 1501 - 30th St, Rock
Island on Sept 11th (8:30am-
6:00pm) and 12th (8:30am-Noon).
Something for everyone!
MUSIC GEAR
& SERVICES
Looking for case to put guitar
pedals into. Have one zoompedal
and a talk-box. Must be sturdy
enough to hold for gigging. Will pay
up to $25. 309-269-1939.
Wanted to buy: small hand held
tape recorders (not mini) with
built-in microphone and speaker.
Must be fully functional. Call 563-
284-6593.
Wedon't doit ALL
Wedoit
RIGHT!
(563)
323-7398
River Cities Sound
1025 West 4th Street
Davenport
CALL TO PLACE YOUR AD TODAY!
(563) 324-0049 or visit
RiverCitiesReader.com/classifeds
Free classifeds until further notice! You can run your classifed ads in the River Cities’ Reader FREE! Applies only to: For Sale $500 & under, Music Gear/Services, and Volunteers. Email your ad(s) to
classifeds@rcreader.com. Limit of four ads per week per company/individual/organization and 20 words per ad.
OPPORTUNITIES
2010 artist’s call for entries at
the QC Botanical Center. For form
please visit www.qcgardens.com
or call 309-794-0991x30.
BREAKINGNEWS! New York
City’s billionaire Real Estate
Developer and Reality TV Star
is launching an exciting new
home-based business. Opt out
of the recession! Go full-time or
part-time. For details, call Nancy
@ 563-340-1128.
WHAT ARE
YOUDOING
TUESDAYS?
Freight House
Farmers’ Market
open 3pm ‘til 6pm
421 W River Dr, Dav.
Hear What You’re Missing! Tune
in to “Faith Talks” each Thursday,
11:30am until Noon on KALA 88.5
FM. Stimulating conversations
and special guests discuss topics
of interest in today’s society.
Listen to past episodes at www.
churchesunited.net.
Use www.Goodsearch.comto
do all of your Internet searches!
Designate Churches United of
the QC Area as the recipient
of your eforts. Thanks for your
support!
PUBLIC
ANNOUNCEMENTS
The River Cities’ Reader has not
had the opportunity to verify
the accuracy of all business
opportunity, work from home, or
fnancial services ads.
EVENTS
IOWA vs. ILLINOIS
TRIVIA NIGHT
Sponsored by CHURCHES UNITED
OF THE QUADCITY AREA
Held @ST JOHNS UMC,
DAVENPORT and
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL,
in MOLINE
on OCT 16TH
SAVE THE DATE!
MIKE MICKLE and
JIM MERTENS, Emcees.
MORE INFO @
www.cuqc.org
Join us at the 17th annual
East End Neighborhood Fair on
Saturday, Sept. 12th from Noon
until 5pm at St. John’s Lutheran
Church, 4501-7th Ave, Rock
Island.
Join us for the 2009 Quad
City Earth Charter Progressive
Action for the Common
Good Local Foods Initiative
Summit, Saturday, Sept. 26th at
Augustana College, Rock Island.
For more info contact Caroline
Vernon 563-676-7580 or email:
rgrifths@qconline.com.
FOR SALE
$500 & UNDER
VOLUNTEERS
IOWA
vs.
ILLINOIS
SPONSORED BY:
Churches United of the Quad City Area
TRIVIA NIGHT
Held @ ST JOHNS UMC,
DAVENPORT and
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL,
in MOLINE
on OCT 16TH
SAVE THE DATE!
MIKE MICKLE and
JIM MERTENS, Emcees.
MORE INFO @
www.cuqc.org
GUTTER CLEANING
“get ‘em clean before the Winter”
Insured & Bonded.
Call 563-676-2989
SAILBOAT RIDES
off of E. Davenport,
Bettendorf or Moline
Sailing above the famous
Rock Island Rapids
$15 per person,
$20 for a couple per hour
Hands on experience
Sailing instruction available
Call Capt. Tom Jacobson,
563-449-2791.
FOOD & DINING
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2009/09/02 (Wed)
Acoustic Night w/ Chuck Starr - Rascals Rock
Memorabilia Bar, 1414 15th St, Moline, IL
Capgun Coup - SPOT - Mannix! - The Mill, 120
E Burlington, Iowa City, IA
Karaoke Night - RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave., Rock
Island, IL http://www.ribco.com
Music in the Park - Wiman Park, south of Forest
Rd at the end of 6th St, East Moline, IL
Open Mic w/ Dave Ellis - Bier Stube Davenport,
2228 E 11th St, Davenport, IA http://www.
bier-stube.com
Open Mic w/ Edub’s Threesome - Bent River
Brewing Company, 1413 5th Ave., Moline, IL
http://www.bentriverbrewery.com
Pianist David Holcomb (6:30pm) - Red Crow
Grille, 2504 53rd St, Bettendorf, IA
Rob Dahms - Cabana’s, 4th Ave & 22nd St,
Rock Island, IL
“Tennessee,” That Nashville Cat (noon)
- Open Mic Night (7pm) - Mojo’s (River
Music Experience), 130 W 2nd St, Dav-
enport, IA
The Jam w/ Ben Soltau - Iowa City Yacht Club,
13 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA
The Nightcrawlers 6-pc Jazz Band (6pm) - The
Rusty Nail, 2606 W Locust, Davenport, IA
2009/09/03 (Thu)
ABC Karaoke - Overtime Sports Pub and Grub,
3700 Belmont Rd, Bettendorf, IA
Battle of the Bands II - Iowa City Yacht Club,
13 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA
BHC Jazz Band (6:30pm) - Huckleberry’s, 223
18th St, Rock Island, IL
Blackbloom - RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave., Rock
Island, IL http://www.ribco.com
Blues Jam w/ the Steady Rollin’ Blues Band
- Rascals Rock Memorabilia Bar, 1414 15th
St, Moline, IL
Blush w/ DJ B Empire - Nan’s Piano Bar, 421 W.
River Dr, Davenport, IA
Free Energy - Baby Teeth - School of Flyen-
tology - The Brown Note - The Mill, 120 E
Burlington, Iowa City, IA
Hawkapal ooza featuri ng Lupe Fi asco
(6:30pm) - Hubbard Park, 51 N Madison
St, Iowa City, IA
Jason Carl - Creekside Bar and Grill, 3303 Brady
St, Davenport, IA
Karaoke Night - Bier Stube Davenport, 2228
E 11th St, Davenport, IA http://www.bier-
stube.com
Karaoke Night - Club Fusion, 813 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA
Karaoke Night - Racer’s Edge, 936 15th Ave,
East Moline, IL
Karaoke Night & Line Dancing - Hal’s Wagon
Wheel, 1708 State Street, Bettendorf, IA
Live DJ & Salsa Dancing - Club Boulevard,
1801 10th St, Mol i ne, I L http: //www.
partyattheboulevard.com
Modern Marvels - Tailgaters, 214 Iowa Ave,
Muscatine, IA
Open Jam Session featuring Free Time - Be-
low Brady, 217 Brady St, Davenport, IA
Open Mic w/ Corey Wallace - Bier Stube Mo-
line, 417 15th St, Moline, IL
Open Mic w/ Dave Ellis - Bier Stube LeClaire,
1001 Canal Shore Dr., LeClaire, IA
Pat Benatar - Neil Giraldo - Quad-Cities Water-
front Convention Center, 1777 Isle Parkway,
Bettendorf, IA
Princeton - Ice Palace - Wrestling with
Wolves - The Picador, 330 E. Washington
St, Iowa City, IA
Riders in the Sky - Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St, Iowa City, IA
Rob Dahms - It’s on the River, 201 N. Main St,
Port Byron, IL http://www.itsontheriver.
net
The Roofies - Uptown Neighborhood Bar and
Grill, 2340 Spruce Hills Dr., Bettendorf, IA
http://www.uptownbargrill.com
Rose ‘n’ Thorns (noon) - Mojo’s (River Music
Experience), 130 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA
Mental Notes CD Release Party - The Redstone
Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA http://
www.trumba.com/i/DgD0Enu7eMoeTYaY-
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Michael W. Smith: A Night to Honor Our
Heroes Military Concert (6pm)– LeClaire
Park, Davenport, IA
Mike & Mary Stroehle - Steventon’s, 1399 Eagle
Ridge Rd, LeClaire, IA
Mr. Whoopie - Rascals Rock Memorabilia Bar,
1414 15th St, Moline, IL
No Control - Tommy’s, 1302 4th Ave, Moline, IL
Pianist David Holcomb (6:30pm) - Red Crow
Grille, 2504 53rd St, Bettendorf, IA
Pianist Troy Harris (5pm) - The Lodge Hotel,
Spruce Hills & Utica Ridge, Bettendorf, IA
River Prairie Minstrels (6pm) - Mojo’s (River
Music Experience), 130 W 2nd St, Daven-
port, IA
Seven - Geezer’s Draft House, 1654 W. 3rd St,
Davenport, IA
Slewgrass - Bent River Brewing Company, 1413
5th Ave., Moline, IL http://www.bentriver-
brewery.com
Southern Thunder Karaoke Contest - Hollars
Bar and Grill, 4050 27th St, Moline, IL
Tenth Avenue North - First Church of the
Nazarene - Cedar Rapids, 3113 1st Ave. SW,
Cedar Rapids, IA
The Matt Stedman Band (6pm) - Eagle Ridge
Resort & Spa, 444 Eagle Ridge Dr, Galena, IL
The Premium $ellouts - Len Brown’s North
Shore Inn, 7th Street and the Rock River,
Moline, IL
The Travoltas - Minus Six - RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave.,
Rock Island, IL http://www.ribco.com
Tri-Polar Xxxpress - Tailgaters, 214 Iowa Ave,
Muscatine, IA
Wes Wells - Club Boulevard, 1801 10th St, Moline,
IL http://www.partyattheboulevard.com
Willy Porter - The Mill, 120 E Burlington,
Iowa City, IA
Ren Estrand (noon) - Mojo’s (River Music Expe-
rience), 130 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA
Rude Punch - Phil & Larry’s, 4811 N. Brady St,
Davenport, IA
Rule #1 - Rascals Rock Memorabilia Bar, 1414
15th St, Moline, IL
Southern Thunder Karaoke - Hollars Bar and
Grill, 4050 27th St, Moline, IL
The Brat Pack - RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave., Rock
Island, IL http://www.ribco.com
The Pimps - Uptown Neighborhood Bar and
Grill, 2340 Spruce Hills Dr., Bettendorf, IA
http://www.uptownbargrill.com
The Rob Dahms Trio - Cabana’s, 4th Ave & 22nd
St, Rock Island, IL
The Russ Reyman Trio - The Rusty Nail, 2606
W Locust, Davenport, IA
Willy Porter (noon) - Java House, 211 1/2 E.
Washington St, Iowa City, IA
2009/09/05 (Sat)
Chi cago Rocks Tour: Wi cked Soul - Su-
permercado - Heavy the Fall - Uptown
Neighborhood Bar and Grill, 2340 Spruce
Hills Dr., Bettendorf, IA http://www.uptown-
bargrill.com
Corporate Rock - 11th Street Precinct, 2108 E
11th St, Davenport, IA
Dennis McMurrin & the Demolition Band
- Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa
City, IA
DJ Night at Club Boulevard - Club Boulevard,
1801 10th St, Moline, IL http://www.partyat-
theboulevard.com
Evolution - Rumors, 1415 Grandview Ave.,
Muscatine, IA
Experimental Dental School - Yourself and
the Air - Mattress - The Picador, 330 E.
Washington St, Iowa City, IA
Glenn Hickson (5:30pm) - The Button Factory,
Chestnut St. & River Dr., Muscatine, IA
Karaoke Night - Moe’s Pizza, 1312 Camanche
Ave, Clinton, IA
2009/09/04 (Fri)
ABC Karaoke - Circle Tap, 1345 Locust St,
Davenport, IA
ABC Karaoke - Overtime Sports Pub and Grub,
3700 Belmont Rd, Bettendorf, IA
Blue Collar Band (6pm) - Isle of Capri, 1777 Isle
Parkway, Bettendorf, IA
Daphne Willis & Co. - Bent River Brewing Com-
pany, 1413 5th Ave., Moline, IL http://www.
bentriverbrewery.com
Dawn’s Coffeehouse (5pm) - Dawn’s Hide
& Bead Away, 220 E Washington St, Iowa
City, IA
DJ Night - 110, 110 Main Ave, Clinton, IA
DJ Night at Club Boulevard - Club Boulevard,
1801 10th St, Moline, IL http://www.partyat-
theboulevard.com
HI-FI - Creekside Bar and Grill, 3303 Brady St,
Davenport, IA
Karaoke Night - Finally Fil’s, 134 5th Ave,
Clinton, IA
Karaoke Night - Moe’s Pizza, 1312 Camanche
Ave, Clinton, IA
Karaoke Night - Parker’s, 635 15th St, Mo-
line, IL
Karaoke Night - Racer’s Edge, 936 15th Ave,
East Moline, IL
Karaoke Night - The Odeon, 8025 Avenue
N., Clinton, IA
Nirvana Tribute w/ Nevermind - Nifty Moun-
tain PowWow - Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S
Linn St, Iowa City, IA
No Control - Chopper’s Bar & Grill, 17228 Rt. 5
& 92, East Moline, IL
Pianist David Holcomb (6:30pm) - Red Crow
Grille, 2504 53rd St, Bettendorf, IA
Pianist Troy Harris (5pm) - The Lodge Hotel,
Spruce Hills & Utica Ridge, Bettendorf, IA
Pokey Lafrage - Chicago Farmer - Tim Krein
- The Mill, 120 E Burlington, Iowa City, IA
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Open Mic w/ Corey Wallace - Bier Stube
Moline, 417 15th St, Moline, IL
Open Mic w/ Dave Ellis - Bi er Stube
LeClaire, 1001 Canal Shore Dr., LeClaire,
IA
Rob Dahms - I t’s on the River, 201 N.
Main St, Port Byron, IL http://www.
itsontheriver.net
Steepwater Band - RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave.,
Rock Island, IL http://www.ribco.com
The Josh Davis Band - Unknown Com-
ponent - The Mill, 120 E Burlington,
Iowa City, IA
Woods - The Picador, 330 E. Washington
St, Iowa City, IA
2009/09/11 (Fri)
4th & 20 - Tailgaters, 214 Iowa Ave, Mus-
catine, IA
ABC Karaoke - Circle Tap, 1345 Locust St,
Davenport, IA
ABC Karaoke - Overtime Sports Pub and
Grub, 3700 Belmont Rd, Bettendorf, IA
Animate Objects - The Redstone Room,
129 Main St, Davenport, IA
Blue Collar Band - Creekside Bar and Grill,
3303 Brady St, Davenport, IA
Daiquiri Fest DJ Night (5pm) - The
District of Rock Island, 16 1/2 St, Rock
Island, IL
Dave Tamkin (noon) - Java House, 211 1/2
E. Washington St, Iowa City, IA
Deer Tick - Johnny Corndawg - Shame
Train - The Mill, 120 E Burlington,
Iowa City, IA
DJ Night - 110, 110 Main Ave, Clinton, IA
DJ Night at Club Boulevard - Club Bou-
levard, 1801 10th St, Moline, IL http://
www.partyattheboulevard.com
Euforquestra - Kyle Hollingsworth - The
Motet - Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn
St, Iowa City, IA
Huge Hefner - Purgatory’s Pub, 2104 State
St, Bettendorf, IA
JoBu - Bent River Brewing Company, 1413
5th Ave., Moline, IL http://www.bentriv-
erbrewery.com
Karaoke Night - Fi nal l y Fi l ’s, 134 5th Ave,
Clinton, IA
Karaoke Night - Moe’s Pizza, 1312 Camanche
Ave, Clinton, IA
Karaoke Night - Parker’s, 635 15th St, Moline, IL
Karaoke Night - Racer’s Edge, 936 15th Ave,
East Moline, IL
Karaoke Night - The Odeon, 8025 Avenue N.,
Clinton, IA
NINE-1-1 – Martini’s on the Rock, 4619 34th St,
Rock Island, IL
Papa Duke - U.S. Cellular Center, 370 1st Ave NE,
Cedar Rapids, IA
Pianist David Holcomb (6:30pm) - Red Crow
Grille, 2504 53rd St, Bettendorf, IA
Pianist Troy Harris (5pm) - The Lodge Hotel,
Spruce Hills & Utica Ridge, Bettendorf, IA
Rock the Boot Charity Drive: Spatterdash
- Uptown Neighborhood Bar and Grill, 2340
Spruce Hills Dr., Bettendorf, IA http://www.
uptownbargrill.com
Secret Squirrel - Hal’s Wagon Wheel, 1708 State
Street, Bettendorf, IA
Sleepin’ On the Couch - Old School Bar & Grill,
11365 School St, Fenton, IL
Southern Thunder Karaoke - Hollars Bar and
Grill, 4050 27th St, Moline, IL
Sugar Nipples - Rascals Rock Memorabilia Bar,
1414 15th St, Moline, IL
The Karry Outz - The Rusty Nail, 2606 W Locust,
Davenport, IA
The Lovedogs - Wi l dwood Smokehouse &
Saloon - Iowa City, 4919 B Walleye Dr. SE,
Iowa City, IA
The Rob Dahms Trio - Cabana’s, 4th Ave & 22nd
St, Rock Island, IL
The Temptations - i wireless Center, 1201 River
Dr, Moline, IL http://www.iwirelesscenter.
com
The Warmth - RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave., Rock Island,
IL http://www.ribco.com
Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson
Tribute Band (4 & 7:30pm) - Quad-Cities
Waterfront Convention Center, 1777 Isle
Parkway, Bettendorf, IA
2009/09/08 (Tue)
Emmure - Evergreen Terrace - Stick to
Your Guns - For Today - Oceano (6pm)
- The Picador, 330 E. Washington St, Iowa
City, IA
Glenn Hickson (5:30pm) - The Button Factory,
Chestnut St. & River Dr., Muscatine, IA
Live Lunch w/ Jonathan Turner (noon)
- Mojo’s (River Music Experience), 130 W
2nd St, Davenport, IA
Open Mic w/ Jordan Danielsen - Bier Stube
Davenport, 2228 E 11th St, Davenport, IA
http://www.bier-stube.com
Rockstar Karaoke - Uptown Neighborhood
Bar and Grill, 2340 Spruce Hills Dr., Betten-
dorf, IA http://www.uptownbargrill.com
Skye Carrasco - Sharon Van Etten - Beati
Paoli - The Mill, 120 E Burlington, Iowa
City, IA
2009/09/09 (Wed)
Acoustic Night w/ Chuck Starr - Rascals Rock
Memorabilia Bar, 1414 15th St, Moline, IL
Daytrotter Presents: Cotton Jones - Frontier
Ruckus - Huckleberry’s, 223 18th St, Rock
Island, IL
Jam Night w/ Frank Drew - Bent River Brew-
ing Company, 1413 5th Ave., Moline, IL
http://www.bentriverbrewery.com
Karaoke Night - RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave., Rock
Island, IL http://www.ribco.com
Open Mic w/ Dave Ellis - Bier Stube Dav-
enport, 2228 E 11th St, Davenport, IA
http://www.bier-stube.com
Open Mic w/ Edub’s Threesome - Bent River
Brewing Company, 1413 5th Ave., Moline,
IL http://www.bentriverbrewery.com
Pianist David Holcomb (6:30pm) - Red Crow
Grille, 2504 53rd St, Bettendorf, IA
2009/09/06 (Sun)
Allan Robuck’s Elvis Tribute (1pm)
- Isle of Capri, 1777 Isle Parkway, Bet-
tendorf, IA
Blues Jam w/ Slim & the Bulletproof
Boys - Rascals Rock Memorabilia Bar,
1414 15th St, Moline, IL
Country Jam Session (6pm) - East
Moline Legion, 829 16th Ave., East
Moline, IL
Funktastic Five - Uptown Neighborhood
Bar and Grill, 2340 Spruce Hills Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA http://www.uptown-
bargrill.com
Milfs & Mullets - Hollywood Dave’s, 902
16th Ave, East Moline, IL
Pi ani st Russ Reyman ( 10am-2pm
brunch performance) - The Lodge
Hotel, Spruce Hills & Utica Ridge,
Bettendorf, IA
Rockstar Karaoke - Route 61 Bar & Grill,
4320 N. Brady St, Davenport, IA
The Lovedogs - Heineejo’s, 340 Mill St,
Toronto, IA
The Manny Lopez Trio (10am) - Brady
Street Chop House, Radisson QC Plaza
Hotel, Davenport, IA
The Travoltas - The Premium $ellouts
- RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave., Rock Island,
IL http://www.ribco.com
2009/09/07 (Mon)
Blues Jam w/ Michael Fett - Iowa City
Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA
Karaoke w/ Mouse - Bier Stube Moline,
417 15th St, Moline, IL
Open Mic w/ J. Knight - The Mill, 120 E
Burlington, Iowa City, IA
Rob Dahms - Cabana’s, 4th Ave & 22nd St,
Rock Island, IL
“Tennessee,” That Nashville Cat (noon) -
Open Mic Night (7pm) - Mojo’s (River Music
Experience), 130 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA
The Burlington Street Bluegrass Band (7pm)
- Titus Andronicus - The So So Glos - Birth
Rites (10pm) - The Mill, 120 E Burlington,
Iowa City, IA
The New Mastersounds - Iowa City Yacht Club,
13 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA
The Nightcrawlers 6-pc Jazz Band (6pm) - The
Rusty Nail, 2606 W Locust, Davenport, IA
Yid Vicious - Rock Island Public Library - Main
Library, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL
2009/09/10 (Thu)
ABC Karaoke - Overtime Sports Pub and Grub,
3700 Belmont Rd, Bettendorf, IA
Battle of the Bands II - Iowa City Yacht Club,
13 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA
BHC Jazz Band (6:30pm) - Huckleberry’s, 223
18th St, Rock Island, IL
Blues Jam w/ the Steady Rollin’ Blues Band
- Rascals Rock Memorabilia Bar, 1414 15th
St, Moline, IL
Blush w/ DJ B Empire - Nan’s Piano Bar, 421 W.
River Dr, Davenport, IA
Booter Unplugged - Uptown Neighborhood
Bar and Grill, 2340 Spruce Hills Dr., Betten-
dorf, IA http://www.uptownbargrill.com
Corporate Rock - Ducky’s Lagoon, 13515 78th
Ave, Andalusia, IL
DJ Johnny O - Greenbriar Restaurant and
Lounge, 4506 27th St, Moline, IL
Jason Carl - Creekside Bar and Grill, 3303 Brady
St, Davenport, IA
Karaoke Night - Bier Stube Davenport, 2228
E 11th St, Davenport, IA http://www.bier-
stube.com
Karaoke Night - Club Fusion, 813 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA
Karaoke Night - Racer’s Edge, 936 15th Ave,
East Moline, IL
Karaoke Night & Line Dancing - Hal’s Wagon
Wheel, 1708 State Street, Bettendorf, IA
Live DJ & Salsa Dancing - Club Boulevard,
1801 10th St, Moline, IL http://www.partyat-
theboulevard.com
Modern Marvels - Tailgaters, 214 Iowa Ave,
Muscatine, IA
Open Jam Session featuring Free Time - Be-
low Brady, 217 Brady St, Davenport, IA
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Mike & Mary Stroehle - Steventon’s, 1399 Eagle
Ridge Rd, LeClaire, IA
Pianist David Holcomb (6:30pm) - Red Crow
Grille, 2504 53rd St, Bettendorf, IA
Pianist Troy Harris (5pm) - The Lodge Hotel,
Spruce Hills & Utica Ridge, Bettendorf, IA
Riverfront Pops - LeClaire Park, River Dr &
Ripley St, Davenport, IA http://www.cityof-
davenportiowa.com
Rock the Boot Charity Drive: Brain Stew
(Green Day Tribute Band) - Uptown
Neighborhood Bar and Grill, 2340 Spruce
Hills Dr., Bettendorf, IA http://www.up-
townbargrill.com
Songwriters in the Round (3pm) - Mojo’s
(River Music Experience), 130 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA
Southern Thunder Karaoke Contest - Hollars
Bar and Grill, 4050 27th St, Moline, IL
The Karry Outz - The Rusty Nail, 2606 W Locust,
Davenport, IA
The Lovedogs - Desperado’s, P.O. Box 386,
Wheatland, IA
Top Five (4pm) - Vander Veer Park, 215 W
Central Park, Davenport, IA
Tronicity - Purgatory’s Pub, 2104 State St,
Bettendorf, IA
Uniphonics - The Blend - Iowa City Yacht Club,
13 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA
2009/09/13 (Sun)
Country Jam Session (6pm) - East Moline
Legion, 829 16th Ave., East Moline, IL
Daytrotter Presents: Joe Jack Talcum -
Samuel Locke Ward - The Bassturd (5pm)
- Rhizome, 1704 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL
Joe Jack Talcum - Samuel Locke Ward - Dar-
ren Brown - The Bassturd - The Mill, 120 E
Burlington, Iowa City, IA
Pianist Russ Reyman (10am-2pm brunch
performance) - The Lodge Hotel, Spruce
Hills & Utica Ridge, Bettendorf, IA
Rockstar Karaoke - Route 61 Bar & Grill, 4320
N. Brady St, Davenport, IA
Tony Hoeppner (noon) - Mojo’s (River Music
Experience), 130 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA
Tronicity - 11th Street Precinct, 2108 E 11th St,
Davenport, IA
2009/09/12 (Sat)
Acoustic Open Jam Session w/ Steve McFate -
Corner Tap, 4018 14th Ave., Rock Island, IL
Atkinson Heritage Days: NINE-1-1 – Down-
town Atkinson, IL
Bright Giant - The Redstone Room, 129 Main
St, Davenport, IA
Corporate Rock - Greenbriar Restaurant and
Lounge, 4506 27th St, Moline, IL
DJ Night at Club Boulevard - Club Boulevard,
1801 10th St, Moline, IL http://www.partyat-
theboulevard.com
Glenn Hickson (5:30pm) - The Button Factory,
Chestnut St. & River Dr., Muscatine, IA
HI-FI - Len Brown’s North Shore Inn, 7th Street
and the Rock River, Moline, IL
Inept - Final Alibi - Worst Case Scenario
- Artifex Pereo (5pm) - The Picador, 330 E.
Washington St, Iowa City, IA
Iowa Women’s Music Festival Pop, Hip-Hop, &
80’s Dance Party: Jodie Foster Connection
- Leslie & the LY’s - Kim-Char Meredith -
The Mill, 120 E Burlington, Iowa City, IA
Iowa Women’s Music Festival: Lynne Ro-
throck & Friends (noon) - Tracy Walker
(1pm) - Cosy Sheridan (2pm) - Carolyn
Wonderland / Shelley King (3pm) - Mi-
chelle Shocked (4:15pm) - Upper City Park,
Dubuque Rd & Park St, Iowa City, IA
Just Chords - RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave., Rock Island,
IL http://www.ribco.com
Justin Morrissey & Friends - Bent River Brew-
ing Company, 1413 5th Ave., Moline, IL
http://www.bentriverbrewery.com
Karaoke Night - Moe’s Pizza, 1312 Camanche
Ave, Clinton, IA
Marmaduke - Buzzkill - Rascals Rock Memora-
bilia Bar, 1414 15th St, Moline, IL
2009/09/15 (Tue)
Glenn Hickson (5:30pm) - The Button
Factory, Chestnut St. & River Dr., Mus-
catine, IA
Live Lunch w/ Steve Couch (noon) - Mojo’s
(River Music Experience), 130 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA
Open Mic w/ Jordan Danielsen - Bier
Stube Davenport, 2228 E 11th St, Dav-
enport, IA http://www.bier-stube.com
Rockstar Karaoke - Uptown Neighbor-
hood Bar and Grill, 2340 Spruce Hills
Dr., Bettendorf, IA http://www.uptown-
bargrill.com
Steddy P & DJ Mahf - Imperfekt - Case
the Joint - Coolzey - The Picador, 330
E. Washington St, Iowa City, IA
The Black Seeds - John Brown’s Body
- The I ndustry, 211 I owa Ave, I owa
City, IA
The Daredevil Christopher Wright - Light
Pollution - Olivia Rose Ruzzy - Valley
Tongues - The Mill, 120 E Burlington,
Iowa City, IA
2009/09/16 (Wed)
Acoustic Night w/ Chuck Starr - Rascals Rock
Memorabilia Bar, 1414 15th St, Moline, IL
Karaoke Night - RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave., Rock
Island, IL http://www.ribco.com
Nerissa Campbell - Sarah Cram - The Mill, 120
E Burlington, Iowa City, IA
Open Mic w/ Dave Ellis - Bier Stube Davenport,
2228 E 11th St, Davenport, IA http://www.
bier-stube.com
Open Mic w/ Edub’s Threesome - Bent River
Brewing Company, 1413 5th Ave., Moline, IL
http://www.bentriverbrewery.com
Pianist David Holcomb (6:30pm) - Red Crow
Grille, 2504 53rd St, Bettendorf, IA
Rob Dahms - Cabana’s, 4th Ave & 22nd St,
Rock Island, IL
“Tennessee,” That Nashville Cat (noon) -
Open Mic Night (7pm) - Mojo’s (River Music
Experience), 130 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA
The Jam w/ Ben Soltau - Iowa City Yacht Club,
13 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA
The Nightcrawlers 6-pc Jazz Band (6pm) - The
Rusty Nail, 2606 W Locust, Davenport, IA
2009/09/17 (Thu)
ABC Karaoke - Overtime Sports Pub and Grub,
3700 Belmont Rd, Bettendorf, IA
Andrew Bird – Grand Opera House, 135 W. 8th
St, Dubuque, IA
Battle of the Bands II - Iowa City Yacht Club,
13 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA
BHC Jazz Band (6:30pm) - Huckleberry’s, 223
18th St, Rock Island, IL
Blues Jam w/ the Steady Rollin’ Blues Band
- Rascals Rock Memorabilia Bar, 1414 15th
St, Moline, IL
Blush w/ DJ B Empire - Nan’s Piano Bar, 421 W.
River Dr, Davenport, IA
Dave Mason - Englert Theatre, 221 East Wash-
ington St, Iowa City, IA
Jason Carl - Creekside Bar and Grill, 3303 Brady
St, Davenport, IA
Karaoke Night - Bier Stube Davenport, 2228
E 11th St, Davenport, IA http://www.bier-
stube.com
Karaoke Night - Club Fusion, 813 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA
Karaoke Night - Racer’s Edge, 936 15th Ave,
East Moline, IL
Karaoke Night & Line Dancing - Hal’s Wagon
Wheel, 1708 State Street, Bettendorf, IA
Live DJ & Salsa Dancing - Club Boulevard,
1801 10th St, Moline, IL http://www.partyat-
theboulevard.com
Live Lunch w/ Chris Dunn (noon) - Mojo’s
(River Music Experience), 130 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA
Open Jam Session featuring Free Time - Be-
low Brady, 217 Brady St, Davenport, IA
Open Mic w/ Corey Wallace - Bier Stube Mo-
line, 417 15th St, Moline, IL
Open Mic w/ Dave Ellis - Bier Stube LeClaire,
1001 Canal Shore Dr., LeClaire, IA
Rob Dahms - It’s on the River, 201 N. Main St,
Port Byron, IL http://www.itsontheriver.net
Rock the Boot Charity Drive: Robbie Bahr
- Uptown Neighborhood Bar and Grill, 2340
Spruce Hills Dr., Bettendorf, IA http://www.
uptownbargrill.com
The Herbert Wiser Band - RIBCO, 1815 2nd
Ave., Rock Island, IL http://www.ribco.com
The Life and Times - Head Held High - The
Redstone Room, 129 Mai n St, Daven-
port, IA
The Young Dubliners - Capitol Theatre, 330 W.
3rd St, Davenport, IA
Tyrone Wells - Dick Prall - Matt Hires - The Mill,
120 E Burlington, Iowa City, IA
Victor Wooten - The Picador, 330 E. Washington
St, Iowa City, IA
Second Sunday Summer Concert Series:
Sarah Snydacker (6pm) - Pearl Plaza, 208
W. 2nd St, Muscatine, IA
The Terry Hanson Ensemble (10am) - Brady
Street Chop House, Radisson QC Plaza
Hotel, Davenport, IA
2009/09/14 (Mon)
Blues Jam w/ Michael Fett - Iowa City Yacht
Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA
Buckethead - Wolff - The Picador, 330 E.
Washington St, Iowa City, IA
Karaoke w/ Mouse - Bier Stube Moline, 417
15th St, Moline, IL
Open Mic w/ J. Knight - The Mill, 120 E
Burlington, Iowa City, IA
True Blue Monday w/ Ellis Kell (noon)
- Mojo’s (River Music Experience), 130 W
2nd St, Davenport, IA
Live Music Live Music Live Music Live Music Live Music
13 sunday 14 monday
The New Mastersounds @ Iowa City Yacht Club – September 11
15 TUESDAY
12 Saturday
17 thursday
16 wednesday
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